Drama as armed police officers raid Cleophas Malala’s home
Police officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kakamega County have raided the home outgoing Senator Cleophas Malala in an attempt to arrest him.
According to NTV, the officers forcefully broke into Malala’s home after an order for his arrest was issued.
Mr Malala is alleged to have assaulted and injured an unnamed politician during the just concluded elections. This is not the first time Malala has been accused of assault. acts.
Maafisa wa polisi wamelivamia lango la Cleophas Malala:
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Last year, Mr Malala and seven of his staff were slapped with a bond Sh14.2 million without the option of cash bail after being charged with several counts ranging from robbery with violence, molestation, electoral violence and assault during the March 4th Matungu parliamentary by-election.
Mr Malala finished second in the delayed Kakamega gubernatorial election on Monday with 159,508 votes against Fernandes Barasa’s 192,929 votes.
After the election results were announced, Malala who ran on an Amani National Congress (ANC) ticket, conceded defeat and congratulated Mr Barasa.
“I congratulate governor-elect, Fernandes Barasa and his team for their win. It is deserved and indisputable. I am ready to offer any part of my manifesto that they may find suitable in their new government for the progress of Kakamega, I also laud IEBC for conducting free, fair, credible and verifiable elections,” Malala said.