Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has called out leaders who are trying to remove him from his Senatorial position. This comes hours after the ANC party expelled him from the party. Speaking in the Senate during the tabling of the report on the impeachment of Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru, Malala termed the leaders meeting in a cocoon, “As I was presiding over the proposed impeachment of Governor Ann Waiguru, some funny people were hiding in some cocoon planning to remove me as Senator for Kakamega….” he said, before he was interrupted by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka who directed him to keep party affairs from the floor of the Senate.
The decision to expel Malala was arrived at during a special National Delegates meeting that happened on Friday morning, where a resolution by the party and the NEC to expel Malala was ratified and adopted, with the Senator accused of being disloyal to the party and the party leader. The party also cited the utterances made by the Senator during an ODM rally before the Kibra by election in 2019, “Which prejudiced the integrity and reputation of the ANC party.” Moreover, Malala had been invited to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee but he declined.