Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta made an impromptu visit to the Jubilee Party headquarters in Kileleshwa on Wednesday.
The party leader arrived shortly after two groups allied to EALA MP Kanini Kega and former Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni.
The former President said those seeking to leave the party should exit in a peaceful manner.
Drama ensued after the group linked to Kega was denied access to the premises. They pelted stones leading to a confrontation with the police who lobbed teargas in a bid to disperse them.
The regional MP on Wednesday claimed to be the legitimately installed Secretary General and Kioni was an imposter.
Kega claimed that Political Parties Dispute Tribunal ruled in his favour hence quashing the former legislator’s appointment.
But according to Kioni, the tribunal had granted their request and dismissed “a letter from the ORPP dated February 13 that attempted to recognize a purported NEC meeting held somewhere in Rift Valley as a proper Jubilee Party NEC meeting.”
“As such, the attempt to install new officials through the backdoor has been quashed,” said Kioni.
Kega’s wing stated that the tribunal had accepted their leader as the duly elected interim secretary-general after the National Executive Committee (NEC) had given its approval.
The party added that the tribunal confirmed Kioni was rightfully fired from his post as the Jubilee Party Secretary-General.
Jubilee Party Chairman Nelson Dzuya said that in light of the new changes, Kioni remained suspended.
“The previous conservatory order was vacated by the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal, and in that regard, the National Management Committee held a meeting and agreed to implement resolutions,” he stated.
He added: “The internal dispute committee and the national dispute committee will immediately commence the hearing of the cases leveled against the suspended officials in order to make a determination.”
Kioni was suspended on February 16 alongside national vice-chairman David Murathe and National Treasurer Kagwe Gichohi.