Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC party has expelled Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala from its membership in what could raise questions over the legality of the decision, given that the term of the party’s officials has expired.
The expiry of the mandate of the ANC officials including Mr Mudavadi, the party leader, is the subject of a petition filed at the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties.
The “purported” expulsion of Senator Malala could also be the beginning of a bitter battle between the party and the senator, who risks losing his seat if the Registrar of Political Parties Ms Anne Nderitu upholds the decision.
The decision to expel the senator was taken at a specially convened National Governing Council (NGC) meeting at the party’s Amani House secretariat.
The NGC was attended by about 50 delegates, who adopted the resolution of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on the report of the party’s disciplinary committee.
“That this special meeting of the NGC hereby adopts and ratifies the decision of the internal disciplinary committee of the party expelling Mr Malala from the party’s membership,” reads ANC resolutions.