Senator Cleophas Malala has sued the ODM Party for his removal of the Deputy Minority Leader in the Senate. The Kakamega Senator has termed his March 24th removal as unprocedural and unlawful, since it violated the NASA coalition agreement between ODM and four political parties, thus should be declared null and void.
“The complainant discharged the duties of the Senate diligently until his unceremonious removal on March 24 in a charade solely orchestrated and executed by ODM contrary to their agreement,” Senator Malala says in documents presented to the Political Parties Tribunal.
In what is seen as a carefully orchestrated move, backed by Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula, Malala has listed Amani National Congress, Wiper Democratic Movement, Ford Kenya, Chama cha Mashinani and the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties as interested parties.
The senator cites the NASA Coalition’s April 20, 2017 agreement which indicated all House leadership positions were to be equally shared among affiliate parties.
”Pursuant to the agreement dated April 20, 2017, ODM and the coalition parties collectively form the opposition and the House leadership positions are to be shared only per the power-sharing agreement,” he adds.
The tribunal has given the parties seven days to respond to the petition and appear in court on May 18 when it will be hear. Lawyer Samuel Makori represents ODM.