Wiper NEC wants MP Farah Maalim expelled over remarks on Gen Z protesters

Wiper NEC wants MP Farah Maalim expelled over remarks on Gen Z protesters

A screengrab of Daaadab Member of Parliament Farah Maalim (MP) speaking to Citizen TV on June 20, 2023.

The Wiper party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) now wants Dadaab Member of Parliament Farah Maalim kicked out of the opposition-affiliated political outfit over inflammatory remarks he recently made against youthful Kenyan protesters in a video that has now gone viral and elicited anger online.

In the undated video, Maalim, while speaking in the Somali dialect, said that if he were the President of Kenya, he would have "slaughtered 5,000 Gen Z protesters” during the recent wave of anti-Finance Bill 2024 demonstrations.

The Kalonzo Musyoka-led party, in a statement to newsrooms on Wednesday, distanced itself from the remarks made by the MP – who is also the deputy party leader - further calling for his removal from all Parliament committees.

The party’s National Delegates Convention (NDC) is now set to make a decision on the NEC’s recommendations

“Regarding the conduct and statements attributed to Deputy Party Leader Farah Maalim, let it be known clearly that the Wiper Democratic Movement party distances and disassociates itself from these remarks,” read the statement.

“They go against our guiding principles and values as a party. NEC’s decision is that Farah Maalim be de-whipped from all Committees in Parliament including the Speaker’s Panel. NEC also recommends expulsion from the Party to the National Delegates Convention (NDC) – the supreme organ of the party.”

Maalim was also among other Wiper lawmakers censured for going against the party decision in the contentious Finance Bill, 2024 vote when it came on the floor of the House.

“On the conduct of party members, first, we believe strongly in the fidelity of political parties, their mission, vision and identity. It is in the public domain that three of our members, namely, Farah Maalim – MP for Dadaab, Doris Donya Toto - Kisii Women Rep, John Okano Bwire – MP for Taveta and Abubakar Ahmed - Nominated MP, have repeatedly gone against the party position,” added the statement.

“Their latest transgression was voting Yes and Abstaining – in the case of Donya - for the now withdrawn Finance Bill, 2024. The four received invitations to attend today’s NEC meeting. They all failed to attend nor have offered their apologies. Their cases have been referred to the Party’s Disciplinary Committee.”

This comes after the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) also summoned the MP to appear before it on Thursday to shed light on the controversial remarks.


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