Kamlepo fails to convince House hold secret votes over media shaming

Outspoken Rumphi East member of Parliament (MP) Kamlepo Kalua on Thursday failed to convince parliament to stop roll call type of voting and switch to secret voting on the electoral reforms bills in the House, saying social media was intimidating.

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He said this after the social media activists harshly condemned him on Wednesday for siding with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to block the introduction of the Constitutional Court sanctioned bills.

Kalua said the security of the members of parliament who sided with the government during the voting was heavily compromised as their names were all over the social media platforms.

However, Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara played down the fear and went ahead to order for another roll call voting on the bills.

In the roll call on Thursday, most independent members of parliament who sided with the government on Wednesday, including Billy Kaunda, switched sides to the opposition.

But taking up on Facebook, Kalua said people should focus on their respective members of parliament and not on him alone.

“Go to the members of parliament you voted for, they are almost 192 and convince them to vote for the bill because it needs  two thirds majority which is 128 MPs/votes,” he said.

Kalua used harsh and insulting words to describe his social media critics.

He ditched the Peoples Party, the party that sponsored him into the House and is now with the DPP seeking favours from the government over a huge debt he has with the Malawi Revenue Authority on unpaid taxes which he has been dodging to pay over the years.

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Kwinyani
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Kwinyani

OTHER PEOPLE WHO KNOW KNOW KAMLEPO KALUA WILL CONFIRM THAT, THIS IS HOW HE BEHAVES ” IKAMUNYOKOLA ” NJALA . ACTUALLY HE HAS BEEN CONNING PEOPLE TO GET BREAD AND BUTTER FOR SO MANY YEARS AND THIS IS HOW HE HAS SURVIVED. HE HAS BEEN MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND SINCE OUR SCHOOL DAYS BUT , EIIISH

Nsunde
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Nsunde

The wise one Kamlepo. You have my vote. Our country is poor why should we worst money on endless elections.

Makolija
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Makolija

Well done Kamlepo and all those MPs who have stood up to defend our constitution.

viva
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viva

We commend Kamlepo for voting down 50+1. You are true believer in democracy.

Tungande
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Tungande

Kamlepo is a HERO!

Mdala
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Mdala

You are a complete hypocrit!

Malawi belong to the citizens
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He is a sale out , he has forgotten the people who voted for him.when did he ask his people to vote with tippex DPP government on constitution court sanctions bills.We are watching,our time will come, when they are old.

Goerge
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Goerge

Kamlepo knows what is right for his people and must stick to that. If he is honest enough he will do the noble thing for his peopl and not to please the powers that be. Remember your relative and all those who voted for you before you even take your side. I do not think this is time for you to fear social media it is time to fear the electorate that voted you into power

Ida
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Ida

He has completely forgotten the people of Rumphi East. It’s my home area and I know what am talking about. We have had so many MPs i there but for him I can confidently give him a 2 out of ten

BigMan
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BigMan

If he believes in his vote and that it is the best for the country, why would he want to hide it? Was he perhaps paid to vote this way and he is ashamed of it?

Fake Petros
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Fake Petros

Because he is now a thief. Only thieves like hiding things

APM Wanya
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APM Wanya

Stupid idiot. This will be your last term in office