Raila Picks Fight With Senator Malala [VIDEO]

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  • Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Sunday, September 6, hit out at Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala for rejecting the third-generation county revenue allocation formula.

    Raila held a meeting with a section of ODM leaders from Kakamega at the residence of the area Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, after spending the night there having arrived on Saturday, September 5.

    The ODM Party leader questioned whether Malala was elected to represent the people of Kakamega after rejecting the revenue sharing formula.

    ODM leader Raila Odinga addresses the media in Kisumu County on Friday, August 14, 2020
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    “If you are elected as an MP or a Senator, you are supposed to represent the people, the formula has been tabled in the Senate, but you say you do not want to deny funds to people from other counties, are you really elected by the people of Kakamega?

    “If there is a Senator that is having their county getting more funds but they reject the formula, it’s not that they love people from other counties, there is a question mark,” noted Raila. 

    Raila urged the Senate to come up with a lasting solution to solve the standoff that is now affecting counties.

    Senator Malala vowed to reject the formula at all costs following his arrest on Monday, August 17 alongside Steve Lelegwe (Samburu), Christopher Langat (Bomet).

    Malala claimed the arrest was part of state intimidation over their stand on the controversy surrounding the counties’ revenue formula.

    Odinga also revealed that the ODM Party has embarked on a clean up exercise to strengthen its grassroots presence.

    Raila added that action will be taken on rebellious party members, and went on to hand a window period to those who have changed their minds to come back to the fold.

    Those making a return, however, were warned that they will not be taken seriously until the party ascertains that they are still staunch supporters.

    Oparanya who is the Chairperson of the Council of Governors (CoG) was also tasked with discussing all ODM political matters in the Western region on the National political scene.

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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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