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Long night for senators Malala and Langat as police seek to arrest them

By Cyrus Ombati | Aug 17th 2020 | 2 min read
Senator Cleophas Malala

Police are camping at the Nairobi homes of Bomet Senator Dr Christopher Langat and his Kakamega counterpart Cleophas Malala, demanding to arrest them.

Police say they are investigating claims of incitement to violence by the leaders and hence they need to talk to the two leaders. It is not clear when the said crimes were committed and if it is true.

Dr Langat’s home in Nyayo Estate Embakasi was the first to be affected on Sunday night at around 10pm, forcing fellow senators to come to his rescue. The officers however held their ground, and were still there Monday morning.

Langat held that he would not go anywhere.

“I was in church in the morning if you wanted you would have arrested me, where are you taking me at night?” he shouted from his window.

Other officers went to the home of Senator Cleophas Malala at around 2am, also demanding to arrest him. Malala refused to leave the house. The officers were still outside the home Monday morning.

Malala shouted from the balcony of his house asking the officers on their mission there. They told him they had been sent to get him for questioning.

Both officers in uniforms and others in civilians were at the homes.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen said that the Senators were being targeted for their staunch opposition against the Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA) revenue sharing formula.

Murkomen who had earlier revealed that five senators were targeted for arrest said that they would not allow Senate proceedings to continue in case one of the senators was arrested.

“The Senate will not proceed this morning unless they Produce Senator Malala (Kakamega) and Senator Langat (Bomet). This is nolonger about Money it’s about our lives!” he said.

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