Allegations of incompetence and nepotism against United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Secretary General Cleophas Malala have emerged after he announced a major reorganization of the party secretariat on Monday.
Millicent Omanga, a vocal UDA member, said the accusations against Malala were “unfortunate but not surprising.” She accused him of being “fixated with personal glory and selfish pursuit at the very expense of popularising the party.”
“The party is now losing it’s glory, members are disenfranchised and displeased thanks to his excruciating incompetence, lack of vision and skulduggery,” Omanga said at a press conference.
She alleged that Malala has “elected to litter the management of the party with his personal acquaintances, relatives and hangers-on who contributed absolutely nothing to the growth of UDA party.”
Omanga said this was effectively and intentionally abandoning “hardworking and dedicated hustlers who watered the rise of UDA with their sweat and sacrifice.”
“It has come a time that we must call a spade a spade and make the office of the SG work. We won’t allow our party to be run by an individual who doesn’t carry H.E. President William Ruto’s vision,” she asserted.
Omanga warned that “all party members who fought for the party must get their fair share in the management of the party or the chips will fall.”
“The time is now!” she said, adding the hashtag #UDALeadershipconcern.
Malala announced the changes earlier on Monday, saying they would “strengthen the party from the grassroots.” He appointed several little-known officials to senior roles.