The Registrar of Political Parties (RPP) has dealt a blow to Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC party after it refused to endorse the party’s intention to purge Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala.
In letter to Mudavadi, on Monday, RPP Anne Nderitu stated that the expulsion did not follow due process.
“The disciplinary proceedings were not concluded within the stipulated timelines under article 49 of the ANC party constitution,’’ Nderitu said.
“The 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, through a special meeting of National governing Council ANC expelled Malala for alleged insubordination of the party and the party leader.
The party noted it had followed due process including inviting the senator to appear before the disciplinary committee of the party which he declined.
“The special meeting of the NGC hereby adopts and ratifies the resolution for internal disciplinary of the party and NEC expelling Hon Cleophas Malala from the party membership,’’ read part of the party’s resolution.
The disciplinary committee had recommended expulsion of Malala from the party, which NGC unanimously adopted.
Speaking on phone, Malala laughed off the matter noting that he will give a comprehensive statement later on.
“I have a great matter before me. I will address that issue later,’’ he said.
The senator had recently chaired the Senate committee on Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru’s impeachment.
Malala and ANC leadership has been at logger heads following the senator’s stand especially on building bridges initiative which has seen him publicly differing with Mudavadi.
Last year the Kakamega senator had abandoned the party when he declared support for a rival aspirant in the Kibra by-elections where the ODM party won.
The NGC meeting also resolved to adopt a new party constitution and extended the term of office for all party officials.