Friday June 26, 2020 – Amani National Congress (ANC) has expelled Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala after the party’s governing council met on Friday, June 26th and ratified the decision.
This comes even as Malala is busy fighting tooth and nail to save Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru from impeachment.
The meeting was attended by all ANC MPs and its Governing Council at Amani National Congress party headquarters in Lavington, Oloyangalani Drive, Nairobi.
The party argued that Malala had disrespected the party leader, Musalia Mudavadi.
ANC had warned Malala of expulsion after he campaigned for ODM’s Imran Okoth in the November 2019 Kibra by-elections.
The party, later on, summoned him for a disciplinary committee hearing which Malala declined to honour.
“Your utterances, and activities at the political rally convened by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) at Kibra on October 27, 2019, prejudiced the integrity and reputation of the ANC Party, its members, and employees,” the committee ruled.
Malala had also recognised Raila Odinga as his legitimate leader instead of Musalia Mudavadi while claiming that ANC planned to give his seat to former Kakamega Senator, Boni Khalwale, in a by-election that would be conducted later on.
Malala added that campaigning for Okoth was similar to Musalia Mudavadi campaigning for Raila Odinga in the 2017 presidential elections.
In the meeting, ANC also resolved to postpone its National Elections due to Covid-19, therefore, extending the tenure of current officeholders.
The Kenyan DAILY POST