By Wilson Abiri
- MP says some politicians are fighting him within the party
- Khamala says ‘his enemies’ are branding him a Ruto project
- Grapevine has it that he was referring to Senator Cleophas Malala
- The leaders almost exchanged blow during the BBI rally at Bukhungu
Lurambi MP Titus Khamala has said that no will drive him out of the Amani National Congress (ANC) party.
According to Khamala, a renowned politician who he didn’t mention is trying to use all means by branding him a project of the Deputy President William Ruto so that he can be expelled by ANC party. ANC is headed by Musalia Mudavadi.
He said the politician is even trying to introduce his closest competitor in the last polls to secure the party’s nomination ticket ahead of the 2022 polls at the expense of the Bishop.
“I am in ANC to stay and no one will flush me out of the party we are loyal to. They are saying am a project of DP Ruto but that’s not true. They are afraid that my party leader Musalia Mudavadi has faith in me as compared to them (politician) who has betrayed him severally,” said Khamala.
Bishop Khamala was addressing teachers and parents of Emurumba primary school in Butsotso Central ward while handing over three classes that was built by NG- CDF at a cost of Sh3.3million on Monday.
“I invited DP Ruto for lunch at my home and being a Bishop I can welcome anyone. You can’t dictate to me on what I do at my home. In fact, Ruto’s visit was a blessing in disguise since he helped me with some money to build a multi-modern classes at Ebuchinga primary school,” said Bishop Khamala.
Khamala said he was born and raised within Lurambi and that no one has a right to micro –manage his movements, adding that he is only interested in the implementation of his development agenda within the constituency.
However, investigations by the County Splash have revealed that Bishop Khamala was referring to Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala.
The two are said to have had an altercation with the senator during the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally that was held at Bukhungu a week ago.
“Bishop Khamala beat Mr Malala with his organizational skills and ensuring that Mudavadi and Wetang’ula received a triumphant entry to Bukhungu stadium that even overshadowed that of Raila. Malala even didn’t want Khamala to address the gathering,” said a source privy to the happenings.
The two leaders were accompanied by the legislator and a host of other ANC and Ford Kenya officials when they arrived at the stadium.
The source, a close ally of Bishop Khamala said the two leaders who of late enjoy a frosty relationship almost exchanged blows in a Kakamega hotel after the senator felt he had been ‘defeated’ at his ‘own’ event.
“Mudavadi has faith in Khamala as opposed to Senator Malala who has shifted his allegiance to Raila Odinga,” claimed the source.
Mudavadi and Wetang’ula had earlier indicated they won’t attend the BBI rally at Bukhungu but showed up at the last minute and stole the show, forcing the likes of Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli to change the scripts of what they had intended to speak that day.