EACC: We were not involved in Cleophas Malala's arrest drama

for Tv47 Digital September 02, 2022, 12:07 PM
Former Kakamega senator
Former Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala during the launch of the Amani National Congress manifesto at the Bomas of Kenya. PHOTO/FILE

In Summary

  • Outgoing Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala's mother has accused Wycliffe Oparanya and Fernandes Barasa of being behind her son's predicaments.
  • "This is not fair to the Kenyan people, we are Kenyans and we are going to fight over this, let us go to court. Barasa got his votes, let him relax as governor of Kakamega, tell Oparanya to get out of this, tell Oparanya his son cannot be tortured like this," she said.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has dismissed reports that its officers were part of the security agents that raided the home of outgoing Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala on Thursday afternoon. 

In a statement issued via its Twitter account, EACC says that it had nothing to do with the woes facing the politician.

"It is reported in a section of the media that EACC, yesterday, visited the home of Senator Cleophas Malala seeking to arrest him. EACC Kenya clarifies that it was not involved in the reported arrest facing the politician," EACC tweeted.

On Thursday, police officers drawn from Kakamega Central Police Station arrived at Malala’s home located in Milimani, Lurambi Constituency.

Western Regional Police Commander Peris Kimani said that Malala had been identified as a person of interest in 4 out of 17 cases of violence witnessed during the Kakamega gubernatorial elections on Monday, August 29.

"Today our officers went to the outgoing Senator's home to arrest him but he refused to open for them. This is despite the fact that he failed to adhere to the police summon," Kimani said.

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