Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa Vows to Resign as Deputy Minority Leader

  • Kiminini Member of Parliament (MP) Chris Wamalwa on Monday threatened to resign as a Deputy Minority leader in the National Assembly following the intensified wrangles within the Opposition.

    The NASA MP faulted the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party for disrespecting Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula following his ouster as the Senate Minority leader.

    He expressed his frustrations on how the minority leadership positions in both the Senate and National Assembly are being held by ODM lawmakers - James Orengo (Siaya) and John Mbadi (Suba South).

    Wamalwa, therefore, stated that he was willing to stand down in solidarity with his party boss whom he claimed has been humiliated for too long.

    “If ODM does not want to respect Wetangula as a co-principal, then even me, I'm ready to give my seat. I'm ready to let go the seat if the marriage is not working.

    [caption caption="Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa, Moses Wetangula and Amos Wako (Twitter)"][/caption]

    “We cant have a leadership of NASA coalition where everybody is coming from the Lake," Wamalwa stated in an interview with KTN News.

    Nonetheless, on Sunday, Wetangula ceded his position as Senate Minority leader and dismissed the planned NASA retreat to discuss the Senate wrangles as 'a court of hyenas' following his ouster.

    At a press conference, Wetangula declared that he would not take part in the retreat and that he did not bargain to become a Minority Leader, stating that he had been subjected to name-calling and humiliation.

    "I am not embattled in any way. I am at peace. There is nothing to discuss. I did not bargain to be the minority leader," he stated while flanked by party members.

    Wamalwa, on his part, lauded Wetang'ula for his move stating: "We thought by going for dialogue, the matter is going to be solved. But we have seen threats, humiliation and embarrassment."

    [caption caption="Moses Wetangula (Twitter)"][/caption]