Residents rescue Malalah from arrest once again
Supporters of former Kakamega senator Cleophas Malalah yesterday forced police to abort their bid to arrest him over an alleged assault complaint.
Malalah is reportedly being sought by police over a complaint by an Azimio-One Kenya agent, Joseph Oyollo, who he is accused of assaulting during last Monday’s elections.
At least six people including three women could be seen inside Malalah’s locked house. As the commotion went on outside, the former senator’s parents David and Martha Malalah arrived and confronted the officers, accusing them of trespassing into the residence located in Milimani on the outskirts of Kakamega town.
The People Daily could not independently establish whether the former senator was inside the house.
About 50 police officers under the command of the Kakamega Central DCI Jacob Ng’etich stormed the residence only to be confronted by a group of Malala’s supporters. After failing to force their way into the residence, and with the agitated supporters charging at them,
Ng’etich called off the raid and drove away with his contingent without addressing the press which had camped at the residence. Shortly after the police had left, former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa drove into the home and was quietly ushered into the house.
It was the second time in three days that supporters of the former senator have repulsed the police from arresting him.