On July 2, 2023, former President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a change of venue for the controversial Jubilee National Delegates Conference that was initially scheduled for Monday. The meeting was supposed to take place at the Bomas of Kenya but was blocked by authorities, prompting the need for a new venue. In response to the venue change, Uhuru Kenyatta stated that the conference would now be held at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi.
The decision to change the venue came amid an internal dispute within the Jubilee Party. The party’s Internal Dispute Resolution Committee issued a notice suspending the convention, which aimed to remove rebels led by East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Kanini Kega and nominated MP Sabina Chege. The committee, chaired by Gideon Solonka, directed that the notice issued by Uhuru Kenyatta to convene the special national delegates’ convention be stayed and suspended until the dispute was heard and determined.
The Jubilee Party had planned to hold the conference at various venues, including the Bomas of Kenya, the Kasarani Indoor Auditorium, and the ASK Show Ground Hall. However, access to all these venues was denied to the party due to ongoing renovations.
The specific reasons for the internal dispute that led to the change of venue and the suspension of the convention were not mentioned in the information provided. Further details on the nature of the dispute and the specific issues between the party members could be found in additional news sources.
Due to a dispute within the Jubilee Party, former President Uhuru Kenyatta changed the venue for the Jubilee National Delegates Conference from the Bomas of Kenya to the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi.