The coalition agreement of the Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi and the First Union of Kenya has been declared null and void by the ruling tribunal.
The court also issued a similar ruling regarding his position as DP party leader.
Muturi had signed a coalition agreement with Vice President William Ruto’s parties of UDA, the ANC and Ford Kenya, the founding members of the Kenya First coalition, on behalf of the DP.
The agreement meant that the DP party became one of the members of the Kenya First coalition.
“… The alleged co-operation agreement was entered into by a third party and the first respondent on behalf of the Democratic Party of Kenya was entered into without the consent of the Democratic Party of Kenya and is invalid and invalid.”
A petition challenging his position as party leader and his agreement with Ruto was submitted by three DP party officials; Wambugu Nyamu, Daniel Munene and King’ori Choto.
The three argued that Muturi was forced to become a DP leader despite opposition from party members.
The court agreed with the petitioners that Muturi’s appointment as party leader went against the party’s constitutional rules which stipulate that a person must remain a member for at least one year.