BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,8TH MAY 2018-Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has landed a position of senate Deputy Minority leaders after he was unanimously elected through consensus.
But it could not have been possible for Malala had his Narok counterpart Ledama Ole Kina who had also shown interest in the position not voluntarily stepped down.
While announcing the outcome Tuesday at Parliament buildings, Senate Minority Leader James Orengo reaffirmed the coalition’s unity.
“The coalition is intact and we will continue to work diligently so that we can serve the people who elected us,” said Orengo.
Senator Malala in his acceptance speech vowed to effectively discharge his oversight mandate.
“I am grateful for the confidence the members have shown in me and I promise to deliver my duties to the best of my abilities,” said Malala.
On his part, Senator Ole Kina Ledama conceded that the exercise was conducted in a mature manner.
“The decision was unanimous and I will support my brother and speak in one voice,” he said.
The position fell vacant after Orengo was elected Minority Leader following the ouster of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula who was accused of failing to be a team player.