By Collins Matubwi
Police officers alleged to be from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) raided the homes of Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala at 3am today and that of Bomet Senator Dr Christopher Langat at 10pm on Sunday demanding to arrest them.
The officers led by an inspector Dominic Muli said that they had been send by Pius Gitahi from the Special Unit to arrest the senators.
Senator Malala could be seen from his house window demanding to know why they want to arrest him at that ungodly hour in a video that is making rounds on social media.
“DCI aliwaambia mkuje mnichukue saa tisa usiku. Mimi siwezi enda huko unless ni Mchana.DCI gani inafanya kazi saa nane usiku. Mnataka niende nifanye nini huko,” Malala could be heard questioning the officers who had raided his home.
Inscetor Omondi could be heard telling Malala to call DCI boss George Kinoti to confirm that they had been send to arrest him but Malala said he doesn’t have Kinoti’s number.
By 8.30am when going to the press Mr Malala was stilled locked in his house as the officers were also still in the compound baying for his blood.
The Dr Lang’at’s home in Nyayo Estate Embakasi was the first to be raided at 10pm, forcing fellow senators to come to his rescue. The officers however held their ground, and by the time of going to press, they were surrounding his house. This according to Kahawa Tungu,an online news site.
Speaking through the window of his house, Senator Langat held that he would not go anywhere till morning.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen yesterday alleged that the government was trying to intimidate the senators who were opposed to the passage of the finance bill currently at the senate.
Among the senators who have opposed the Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA) formula despite their counties gaining include Mithika Linturi (Meru), Christopher Langat (Bomet), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet) and Cleophas Malala (Kakamega).