- He called out the Azimio leaders for criticising the 3 percent housing levy at the funeral service
- Yet they fail to address the same issue in front of President William Ruto .
UDA party Secretary General Cleophas Malala has called out a section of Azimio leaders from Western Kenya for not voicing the problems facing their people when they meet President William Ruto.
Malala spoke on Saturday during the funeral service of Maendeleo Democratic Party Joseph Amisi Omukanda-Shiyenga in Navakholo, Kakamega County.
Amisi is the brother of Higher Education Principal Secretary Beatrice Inyangala.
He called out the Azimio leaders for criticising the 3 percent housing levy at the funeral service but fail to address the same issue in front of President Ruto.
"The truth of the matter is that the issues you bring up here at funerals when you guys come to State House I have never heard you guys tell Ruto these issues," he said.
He was referring to Kakamega Deputy Governor Ayub Savula, Vihiga Senator Godfrey Otsotsi and Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe.
Malala called out Wangwe saying when they were at State House, he never decried to the President the issues of high taxation.
"Looking at you I am very shocked. The taxation issue you are bringing up today, when we were at State House, you never spoke even a single word to Ruto. You only spoke of your personal interests," he said.
He went on to call out Savula as well.
The former Kakamega Senator said he was with Ruto on Saturday when Savula rang his phone and all he mentioned was how he wanted to join the government come 2027, assuming that Ruto is going to rule for 10 years.
He called Savula out for not mentioning the high taxes in their conversation but boldly spoke of it at the funeral.
The UDA SG accused Savula of claiming to be with Azimio during the day yet "at night" he is with Ruto's team.
Malala said he will not allow anyone to embarrass the President as he will call and shame those who do so.
"I will mention all those who try to embarrass the President because I am the watchman at State House," he said.
Malala said when the local leaders go to the State House, they ask for personal favours and fail to address issues affecting their locals.
He said one thing the MPs were not telling Kenyans is that they have all been given Sh36 million for constructing houses for themselves.
"They are not telling you that they have each been given Sh7 million to buy cars," he said.
Malala said all he is calling for is that the MPs contribute Sh250, 000 every month to help Kenyans yet the MPs are refusing.
He urged those with concerns over the 3 percent Housing Fund levy to raise them in the appropriate forum, such as Parliament.