Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen revealed a plan to oust the Kakamega Senator Cleophus Malala from his Deputy Minority leader position in the Senate.
The Senator has endured a rough couple of weeks because of his tough stand on the third-generation county revenue sharing formula.
Former State House Digital Director Denis Itumbi also claimed that there were plans to evict the embattled Senator from his Senate Docket and replace him with an ODM Senator.
According to a tweet by Itumbi, an ODM Senator from the coast is being offered the Kakamega Senator’s position so that he can vote against his county.
In response, the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator revealed the ODM Senator rumored to replace Malala and urged him not to be used to betray the people who elected him.
Replying to Itumbi’s tweet, Murkomen identified the Senator as the Taita Taveta Senator Ndugu Johnes Mwaruma.
Narok Senator Ledama Olekina also responded to Itumbi’s claims noting that the matter is an issue of personal interest, which is against the country’s interests.
Murkomen’s claims came after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga toured Taita Taveta county and blasted Malala, Samburu Senator Steve Lelegwe, and Bomet Senator Christopher Lang’ at following their arrests.
The ODM Party leader claimed that the three Senators planned their own arrest, to the extent of sending location pins and daring the police to arrest them and put them in custody.
Malala broke down into tears on Monday in the Senate as he narrated what he claimed are assassination plans against him to the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee and National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations Committee.
During his meeting with Kakamega County leaders on Sunday, September 6, the former Prime Minister questioned Malala for rejecting the county revenue allocation bill.
However, a day after the row, the two met at the Raila’s office at Capitol Hill in Nairobi and discussed the controversial revenue-sharing bill.