UPDATE Thursday August 27: Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala claimed his life is in danger following his arrest on Monday, August 17 on grounds of holding a gathering against Covid-19 regulations.
The Senator wrote to the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti to ask for protection.
Malala claimed that a secret squad code named ‘Bravo Zulu Yankee’ has been formed to monitor his movement and have the potential to harm him.
Malala was released on Tuesday, August 18 after spending the night in jail at a Mumias police station.
UPDATE 6 p.m.: Senator Christopher Lang'at was released after recording a statement under inquiry in Bomet.
According to his lawyer Nelson Havi, Lang'at was alleged to have administered an oath to 200 Kipsigis men on Wednesday, August 12 to raid a neighbouring community.
The Senator is now set to fly to Nairobi where he hopes to make the Senate voting on the revenue sharing formula having been released without charge.
UPDATE 2 p.m.: Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala was arrested after hours of standoff with detectives at his Kitengela home.
Malala has been taken to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Kiambu Road, Nairobi.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr were present during Malala's arrest after leaving Senate following adjournment in the afternoon.
UPDATE 11 a.m.: Bomet Senator Christopher Langat has surrendered to the police at his house in Nyayo Estate, Embakasi.
He was accompanied by his lawyers, among them Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi as he was taken into custody.
Langat had earlier on declined to leave his house after police camped outside the whole night from Sunday, August 16, from 8 p.m.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday, August 17 stormed the residence of Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala and his Bomet counterpart Christopher Langat.Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala attended a Consultative meeting between the Senate leadership and the County Assemblies Forum in the Senate on Thursday, July 16, 2020File
Police camped outside the two Senator's homes at night as they declined to leave their houses to face arrest from the officers.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen had earlier on claimed Senators were facing arrests in order to tilt the vote on revenue sharing formula in the Senate on Monday.
DCI, led by an officer who identified himself as Muli, claimed that they were sent by Pius Gitahi to arrest Senator Malala who urged the officers to wait till dawn.
Murkomen, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wa his Lang'ata counterpart Nixon Korir also camped outside Senator Langat's home in Embakasi, Nairobi at night in solidarity to prevent his arrest.
Langat asked the officers why they did not arrest him previously as he spent the whole day in his house or wait until the following day to arrest him.
"Let me spend the night at my place instead of being taken in a police cell, I have previously told you I will not leave my house.
"The whole day I was here alone after church, you should have come during the day to take me wherever you want," noted Langat.
Langat claimed that the DCI officals camped outside his home since 8 pm harrasing him but revealed that he was ready to be arrested in the morning.
Murkomen claimed that Nominated Senator Alice Milgo is set to be used to vote in favour of the revenue sharing formula.
"Senator Milgo (Alice) who is a nominated Senator from Bomet is actually a beneficiary of this arrest, when Senator Langat was removed as Chair of Education, Milgo was given the position.
"What they are doing through back door is to arrest Senator Langat so that Senator Milgo can vote the way this group wants, I want to warn Milgo not to be used," stated Murkomen.
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