UPDATE: Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala on Monday, September 14, broke down in tears while addressing threats to his life.
The legislator stated that his appeal to get extra security from police had not been successful.
“I am a young father and husband. It is very disheartening for people to sit in a corner and think they can take my life. I humbly request this committee and the Inspector General of Police to take note that I have said time and again my life is in danger. I have written enough letters and called offices in this Republic but they have not taken any action even to give me extra security.
“Nobody is willing to give me security Mr. Chair. It is sad for me to walk around the streets of Kakamega and Kenya knowing that I’m going to die the next day," he stated.Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala wipes off tears in the Senate on September 14, 2020.YouTube
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala on Sunday, September 13, stated that his life was in danger as he claimed that police officers with sniper rifles had been trailing him.
Speaking during an interview, the legislator disclosed that five officers, whose motives remained unknown had been assigned to trail him.
"I have information from credible sources that the officers were allocated snipper rifles - the semi-automatic types which has a range of upto 800 metres.
Watch the video of Malala's narration below:
"Why would officers need such high-tech guns to trail me, so yes I know my life is in danger," he stated.
Malala added that he had information on the officers and the meetings they had held with a senior official.
Noting that an imminent threat lay on his life, the Senator stated that he had written to relevant government officials over the matter.
"I have written to the Inspector General of Police, Nairobi and Kakamega Police Commandants, Speaker of the Senate, the Cabinet Secretary in the Interior Ministry and the Attorney General with the evidence I have," he disclosed.
"Are you waiting for me to die before I get extra security?" he responded upon speaking to the Kakamega Police Commandant who he said stated that there was no request to give additional security to the Senator.
The further Senator disclosed details of his August, 2020 arrest. Malala relived the moments he was in police custody noting that he suspected a sinister plan with the officers' insisting he ate the supplied food while in custody.
"The officers kept telling me to eat, but I refused. I told them I would rather die that eat their food," he stated.
The senator narrated that he offered the officers the food and water which they had insisted he eats, which they also declined.
Malala was arrested after hours of a standoff with detectives at his Kitengela home. He claimed that a secret squad code-named ‘Bravo Zulu Yankee’ has been formed to monitor his movement.
He was later released on August 18, after spending the night in jail at the Mumias Police Station.Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala (in blue) resists arrest at his home in Kitengela, Nairobi, on August 17, 2020.File
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