You’ll regret expelling me from ANC party, Malala tells Mudavadi

By Douglas Dindi On Mon, 29 Jun, 2020 17:22 | 2 mins read
Cleophas Malala
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala (left) with Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa at a meeting over the weekend. PHOTO | CLEOPHAS MALALA

Defiant Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala over the weekend warned Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi that he would regret expelling him from his party.

The senator told a meeting at Masinde Muliro University in Kakamega that his ejection from ANC will not stop him from criticizing Mudavadi or pushing his ouster as the Luhya spokesperson, an unofficial title that carries political weight in the Western region.

He claimed Mudavadi expelled him for having been the one who read the resolution that replaced him as the Luhya spokesman at the Kajiado meeting convened by trade unionist Francis Atwoli in May 2020.

In the resolution, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya were named as the joint Luhya spokesmen.

Malala said his action and association posed no threat to Mudavadi’s political dreams and urged him to reconsider the decision that threatens to dim his budding political career.

“I’m not a threat to him nor his rival. If I wronged him as much. I’m a small a boy and deserved a pinch not hacking by an axe,” the first-time senator said.

In 2019, Malala challenged ANC to expel him, saying he would not contest such a decision.

Instead, the senator claimed that he would face-off the party in a by-election.

The senator was consequently suspended and the issues directed to the party’s disciplinary committee, a decision ratified by the National Governing Council (NGC) last Thursday.

The NGC also pushed the party polls to 2023 and extended the tenure of the current officials.

Malala recent comments were made at a meeting convened by CS Wamalwa and Oparanya to rally the Kakamega elders council behind their cause.

Ten out of 12 MPs in Kakamega County skipped the meeting that was attended by Governors Sospeter Ojaamong, Wilber Otichillo, Wycliffe Wangamati, Oparanya, and three lawmakers.

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