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Malala issues ultimatum to Mudavadi and Wetangula

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) secretary General Cleophas Malala has issued an ultimatum to National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula and prime cabinet secretary Musalia Mudavadi in a bid to have them dissolve their political parties and join the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Mudavadi has in the past been associated with the Amani National Congress (ANC) political outfit while Wetangula is the Ford-Kenya party leader.

Malala, who was recently unveiled as UDA secretary general, argued it is contempt for the two leaders from Western Kenya to head different political outfits but then sit in the executive alongside President William Ruto.

Malala recently dumped ANC for UDA.

“You cannot be in Cabinet and still belong to another political party. That is contempt to our President. All parties in Kenya Kwanza must dissolve, join UDA, and have just one strong party,” he said.

Mudavadi and Wetangula dumped Azimio leader Raila Odinga and teamed up with President William Ruto to form the Kenya Kwanza Alliance ahead of the August 2022 polls.

The two leaders, however, struggled to deliver the votes from their region to President William Ruto’s basket.

They were however rewarded with plum position in cabinet.

Malala unsuccessfully contested for the Kakamega County gubernatorial seat on an ANC ticket and lost to Fernandes Barasa.

It is reported that Malala felt hard done by in ANC after missing out on an appointment as either a Cabinet Secretary or Principal Secretary before defecting to UDA and has privately blamed Mudavadi for his political woes prior to teaming up with President Ruto’s party.

Mudavadi and Wetangula have however shown their reluctance to dissolve their parties and join UDA presenting a headache to President Ruto’s ambition of building a strong party akin to independence party Kenya Africa National Union (KANU).

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