Senator Malala Surrenders To Law Enforcers Over the Recent Matungu Chaos

The Interior Ministry has issued a stern warning that any state officer drawn into matters that threaten peace will have to lose the license to hold firearms, and may further be barred from holding any public office.

Senator Malala Surrenders To Law Enforcers Over the Recent Matungu Chaos
Kakamega Senate legislator Malala. [Photo/ Courtesy]

Kakamega Senate Representative Cleophas Malala on Monday morning presented himself to police officers, following a recent summon by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had asked that Malala be grilled by the DCI over his alleged involvement in the chaos witnessed during the Matungu by-elections. 

Close sources indicate that Malala will be transferred to the Kiambu DCI headquarters for grilling and further interrogation.

Speaking recently over the violence that marred some regions in the just-concluded by-elections, Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang'i stated that such will not be stomached. 

Matiang'i warned that any politician caught in such risked having their firearm license withdrawn. Further, those involved will be required to defend themselves in the court of law, or else be declared unfit to hold any public office. 

In the Matungu by-elections that featured a lot of violence, the ex-Sports CS Rashid Echesa was filmed slapping an electoral commission official, while Senator Malala was captured shooting in the air. 

Echesa has since been arrested, with more others set to be arrested.