The Registrar of Political Parties has rejected Amani National Congress Party’s bid to expel Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala from the party.
The registrar Ms. Anne Nderitu, in a letter dated July 6, says she acknowledges receiving ANC’s letter to expel Malala over gross misconduct, but the disciplinary proceedings were not conducted as per the ANC Party Constitution.
“This Office acknowledges receipt of your letter dated June 26, 2020, communicating the ANC National Governing Council’s resolution to expel Hon. Cleophas Malala Wakhungu.
…Subsequent to the review of the submission on the expulsion of the said party member against the applicable laws, including the ANC Party Constitution, the Office is unable to execute your request,” read part of Ms. Nderitu’s letter addressed to the ANC Party.
Ms. Nderitu further noted that ANC’s National Governing Council did not approve the Disciplinary Committee as reconstituted by the NEC in line with Article 46(1)(d)(ii) of the ANC Party constitution.
Last month, ANC’s governing council adopted the party’s disciplinary committee move to expel Senator Malala owing to his utterances during the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)’s Kibra by-election campaigns late last year.
Malala was summoned by ANC’s disciplinary committee but failed to appear to defend himself.
“Your utterances at the political rally convened by ODM at Kibra on October 27, 2019, prejudiced the reputation and integrity of the ANC Party,” read part of ANC’s disciplinary committee’s summoning letter to Malala.
Malala made several statements to Support ODM’s aspirant in the Kibera by-elections, thereby defaming ANC’s choice Edward Owalo.
Senator Malala has time and again disagreed with his party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Malala being in the pro-BBI front while Mudavadi rejecting the resultant of what he calls a “selfish handshake” between President Kenyatta and Former PM Raila Odinga.