Malalah, Woman Rep engage in bitter war of words

Friday, October 1st, 2021 00:00 | By
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala. PHOTO/COURTESY

Dennis Lumiti     

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malalah and Woman Representative  Elsie Muhanda are engaged in a bitter exchange of words over alleged misuse of public funds.

Yesterday, Malalah dared Muhanda to account for over Sh140 million that she received annually under the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF).

Malalah alleged that the MP does not understand her roles and instead used her position to enrich herself and her cronies at the expense of poor women, youth and the disabled.

“Muhanda thinks she is supposed to only support women whom she is not even helping but only giving high-interest loans under the Kacoma Sacco she established to fleece the public,” claimed.

“She does not have regard for the women who deserve help. Her initiatives such as handing umbrellas worth Sh1,000 each and pants to them are just meant to hoodwink and insult our poor women,” he added.

Speaking in Kakamega, the senator further accused the Women Rep of ignoring the youth, especially male, adults and the disabled.

His sentiments were echoed by a section of MCAs, led by Isukha West Ward Rep Edward Shibembe, who accused the MP of corruption.

“She gives an umbrella worth Sh1,000 to the women instead of adding her Sh2,000 to boost her business.

That umbrella business is a cash cow and we know it. We urge the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the MP and her associates,” the MCAs said in a statement.

Muhanda rebuffed the claims, saying she was ready to be investigated. She claimed Malalah was fighting her because she had declined his advances for cash.

“We know the character of Senator Malalah, which I detest. He thinks he can use threats and coercion to force everybody into silence or part with some cash,” said the Women Rep.

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