ODM, ANC Cracks whip on Rogue Members After Kibra Byelection

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Amani National Congress (ANC) have cracked the whip on members who did not toe party lines during the Kibra byelection.

ANC disciplinary committee, on Friday, announced that it had suspended Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala for drumming up support for ODM’s candidate Bernard Imran Okoth.

ANC further accused Malala of making unpleasant remarks against its candidate Eliud Owalo.

“After careful reflection and deliberation, ANC has decided to take necessary disciplinary action against this member (Malala) on grounds that his conduct seriously offends not only ANC party laws but Statue laws as well” Committee Chair Yare Mohammed said.

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala [Photo, Courtesy]
ODM, on the other hand, cracked the whip on Nairobi County Assembly majority leader and Kileleshwa MCA Elias Otieno for supporting ANC party candidate, Eliud Owalo in the Kibra byelection.

ODM Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen in a letter dated November 15, 2019, and addressed to Speaker Beatrice Elachi demanded that Otieno be replaced with Karen MCA David Mberi.

On Friday, 43 NASA MCAs voted to remove Kileleshwa MCA Elias Otieno as the majority leader and replaced him with Karen MCA David Mberi.

Deputy President William Ruto, on Saturday, also dared Jubilee MPs who campaigned for ODM candidate Okoth to quit the Party.

“Those in Jubilee but are supporting other parties, can choose the path of democracy and join those other parties,” he said.

Ruto’s remarks came a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta, in an address to Mt Kenya politicians at Sagana State House in Nyeri, said that the Jubilee is still intact.

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