Inside Politics

Senator Malala claims he might become president before Raila

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 14:04 | By
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala was caught up in a squabble over his stand on the take over of Mumias Sugar Company.
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala. Photo/Pd
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala. PHOTO/COURTESY

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala now claims that he might be Kenya's president before Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga.

Malala claims that after Raila alleged that he (Malala) had a Luo ancestry and gave him the name Omondi.

Responding to Raila, the controversial lawmaker claimed that the name he (Raila) gave him was a blessing that would one day make him Kenya's president before the former Prime Minister.

"Those names you have given me will make me the President of Kenya before you become. I'm grateful you have given me the name Omondi because it is a blessing to me.

"I'm sure that if one day I vie for the presidency, those from the Luo community will vote for me," he said.

Malala further noted that every community in the country was free to nickname him. According to him, he is a national leader who is welcoming any names from all Kenyan communities.

The first-term senator's statement comes days after Raila cautioned him against engaging in tribal politics.

“Tell that Omondi ( while referring to Malala) that he is from Ugenya. His grandfather was buried in Ugenya, Siaya County while my grandfather is buried in Matungu, Kakamega. I'm a Kenyan and the only Nabongo remaining,” Raila said at Bukhungu Stadium on Friday, December 31, 2021.

More on Inside Politics