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Nine MCAs who visited DP Ruto dare Mudavadi’s party to expel them

By Nathan Ochunge | Published Wed, September 5th 2018 at 10:03, Updated September 5th 2018 at 10:54 GMT +3
Isukha South MCA Farouk Machanje addressing the media yesterday in Kakamega town. [Nathan Ochunge, Standard]

Nine Amani National Congress MCAs have dared the party to expel them for visiting Deputy President William Ruto.

They dismissed a show-cause letter sent to them last Friday by ANC Secretary General Barrack Muluka after they joined 20 colleagues from Kakamega to meet Mr Ruto at his Karen home.

A group of MCAs from Vihiga County had earlier met Ruto at the same venue last Thursday before their counterparts from Kakamega came calling a day later.

Addressing the media yesterday in Kakamega town, the MCAs, led by the Isukha South representative, Farouk Machanje (pictured), said there was no clause in the ANC constitution that prohibited them from meeting other leaders.

Mr Machanje said the ward reps were ready to face the consequences for meeting with Mr Ruto, adding that nothing would stop them from meeting leaders from competing political parties.

“Going to meet the deputy president doesn’t mean that I have shifted my allegiance to the Jubilee Party,” he said.

Machanje explained that the leaders went to see Ruto on his invitation to discuss development matters and not ways of scuttling Musalia Mudavadi’s 2022 presidential ambitions.

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Butali/Chegulo MCA Kevin Mahelo told Mr Muluka to desist from threatening elected leaders and focus on strengthening the party.

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