Senator Malala surrenders to police over Matungu violence

The DPP directed the DCI to arrest and interrogate him in connection with the violence.

In Summary

• Malala is among other elected leaders who were summoned by the DCI for grilling over the violence.

• Malala is among other elected leaders who were summoned by the DCI for grilling over the violence.

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala.
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala.
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Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has surrendered to police over the Matungu by-election violence last Thursday.

Malala is among other elected leaders who were summoned by the DCI for grilling over the violence.

The DPP had on Saturday directed the DCI to arrest and interrogate him in connection with the violence.

Malala is among other elected leaders who were summoned by the DCI for grilling over the violence.

Reports indicate that he is set to be transferred to the DCI headquarters in Kiambu county.

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i on Friday said politicians found misusing their guns during election campaigns will have their firearm licences revoked.

Matiang'i said the violence witnessed during Thursday's by-elections in Kabuchai, Matungu and Nakuru is unacceptable. 

During Thursday's by-elections, former Sports CS Rashid Echesa was caught on camera slapping an election official while Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala's bodyguard was arrested for allegedly shooting a resident.

"Apart from the withdrawal of firearms, the government will have to invoke Chapter 6 of the Constitution and state officials will be going to court themselves to clear any politician involved in violence to be declared unfit for any Public Office," Matiang'i said. 

He decried the fair bail terms and prosecution delays for prominent politicians. 

The CS said the police officers are frustrated because it’s the leaders who should be setting a good example that are breaking rules.