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NASA Split Over Senator Malala’s Removal As Deputy Minority Leader

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Kakamega Senator, Cleophas Malala

The National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition is split over the removal of Senator Cleophas Malala as the Deputy Minority leader.

Reports reaching Kahawa Tungu indicate that a meeting has been convened today morning where Malala is expected to be ousted and is likely to be replaced with Homa Bay Senator Moses Otieno Kajwang.

Through a message, it was communicated that all NASA members should be available for a 9AM Parliamentary Group meeting.

“Dear colleagues, the minority leader has convened a PG tomorrow morning, 9AM as indicated in the above letter, kindly plan to attend this important meeting,” reads the message in part.

Read: Senator Cleophas Malala Released On Sh2.5 Million Bond In By-election Chaos Case

Apparently, there is a split as Senators aligned to the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) have already signed the petition while other coalition members are yet to.

In the recently concluded Matungu by-election, Senator Malala differed with the ODM party for defending his party candidate, Peter Nabulindo.

The by-election was marred with chaos, voter bribery and irregularities leading to the arrest of Malala and South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro.

Read Also: Lawmakers Malala, Osoro Surrender To Police Over By-election Chaos

Malala was grilled at the Kakamega DCI offices and later released on Sh2.5 million bond with a surety of the same.

In September last year, Malala broke down in parliament claiming there were threats to his life and wanted his security beefed up.

“I am a husband and a young father. The most painful thing is that I am being accused of stage-managing my arrest on August 17. I humbly request this committee and the Inspector General of Police to take action. I have written many letters and called many offices seeking help but they have not taken any action.”

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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