Police have connected departing Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala with four electoral offenses discovered during the county’s gubernatorial elections on Monday, August 29.
Peris Kimani, the Western Regional Commander, made it clear that they expected the senator to respond to the accusations against him.
Malala has been accused of engaging in violent robbery, among other things. Additionally, he was charged with employing thugs who allegedly beat up several Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) officials.
The commander went on to say that investigations and victim accounts connect the politician to the electoral offenses.
“Today our officers went to the outgoing senator’s home to arrest him but he refused to let them in. He also failed to adhere to our summon’s yesterday, this follows the cases which came up during the just concluded elections. We had so many people who were involved in election malpractice. He was linked to four of the reported seventeen cases and we needed him to come for processing” she said.
The police chief claimed that questioning Malala would clarify the events before sending the file for for evaluation. The former legislator was also supposed to have the chance to respond.
He denied rumors that Malala’s arrest order was based on political motivation, insisting that it is a component of a sizable plan being implemented across the nation.
Western Region DCI boss Chacha Magwe also suggested that the senator report to the local police station so that he might be questioned.