NASA split over removal of Senator Malala NASA as Deputy Minority Leader


Kakamega  Senator Cleophas Malala wipes off tears in the Senate on September 14, 2020.
Kakamega  Senator Cleophas Malala wipes off tears in the Senate on September 14, 2020.

The National Super Aliance (NASA) is split down the middle over the removal of Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala as Deputy minority leader.

Malala who has been at loggerheads with the dominant ODM party in the coalition is targeted for removal on Wednesday morning after surviving several attempts.

Minority Leader James Orengo has already convened a meeting of NASA senators to endorse the removal of Malala as his deputy.

Sources indicate that ODM senators have signed a petition endorsing the removal of Malala although senators from coalition partners have so far not signed.

A message was sent to all NASA senators inviting them for the Parliamentary group meeting at 9am on Wednesday.

“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,” the message said.

The letter also requested for space in parliament buildings to host the meeting that is expected to be attended by 28 senators.

Malala has been standing on thin ice since last year during the acrimonious debate on the third basis revenue sharing formula when he publicly opposed the government proposed formula.

But it seems the breaking point was the Matungu by-election when Malala openly differed with ODM legislators in defending his party’s candidate Peter Nabulindo.

Sources indicate that Taita Taveta Senator Johannes Mwaruma could be picked to replace Malala as the Deputy minority leader.

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