Political Parties Dispute tribunal has reinstated Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala as the Deputy Minority leader until a case he has filed is heard and determined.
Malala was removed from the position after the National Super Alliance (NASA) Senate Parliamentary Group held a meeting in March and resolved to oust him accusing him of disrespect among other things.
Malala however filed a complaint with Political Parties Dispute tribunal saying his ouster was illegal.
Malala lauded the tribunals ruling paying special gratitude to his legal counsel led by embattled Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi for their support.
The Tribunal now says an inter-parties hearing on the application and preliminary objection will be heard virtually on 18th May at 2:30pm.
The respondent (ODM) as well as interested parties among them Senator Stewart Madzayo and Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) party have also been directed to file their responses within 7 days.
The removal of Malala and the subsequent election of Madzayo to replace him has heightened tensions between ODM and ANC with the later accusing the former of disrespecting their pre-election coalition agreement.