On June 18th, Simuyu had written to the parties registrar to reserve the name just a few hours after Deputy President William Ruto allies had unveiled Jubilee Asili Centre offices.
Anne Nderitu declined, in a letter to Simiyu, to approve the request on grounds that the name did not meet the requirements of section 8 of the Political Parties Act 2011.
“Kindly suggest other names for verification. Should you need any further clarification or assistance please visit our office,” the letter dated June 22 reads.
According to Section 8 of the Political Act states that the registrar may refuse an application of a political party if the name of the political party, its abbreviation or the symbol ‘so nearly resembles the name or symbol, or an abbreviation of the name of another political party.
Simiyu has been the cussing based recieving all sorts of insults and atmost rebukes from Tanga Tanga allies.
He, Simiyu, however, denied being a political pawn on the desposal of his masters will.
“I am not interested in politics. I am just a businessman engaged in clearing and forwarding. I was just excited by the name,” Simiyu told Daily Nation.
Ruto’s supporters who have been claiming that Jubilee Asili was not a political Party were the ones rebuking Simiyu most.
Last week, Elgeiyo Marakwet Senator and former Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen alleged that Jubilee Asili a meeting point for disgruntled, yet still, Jubilee Party Members.
Murkomen insisted that the lawmakers opened the offices located on Makindu Road, off Riara Road in Nairobi’s Kilimani area after they were denied access to Jubilee Party Headquarters located in Pangani, Nairobi.
Ruto allies unveiled Jubilee Asili after a meeting with the DP last week on Thursday.
DP’s allies who attended the meeting knew that registering Jubilee Asili would a stormy sea to dive in from the already Shaky political ship they are in.
“What I know is that it is not possible to register such a name, according to the Political Parties Act,” Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria said recently.
Jubilee Asili uses symbols as the Jubilee Party but with Ruto’s defunct United Republican Party (URP) colours. URP merged with TNA to form JAP, now Jubilee Party, prior to the 2017 General Elections.