Senator Malala, former CS Echesa arrested over Matungu killings

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala and former sports cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa have been arrested by DCI detectives.

Malala was apprehended at Sovereign Hotel, Kisumu in what appeared to be ambush as he left his phone behind.


Echesa was arrested moments after leaving a meeting in Malinya, Ikolomani where DP William Ruto had addressed area leaders. he is being held at Kakamega Police station.

Additional reports say that Matungu MP Justus Murunga has been given six hour to report to Kakamega police station.

A worker at the hotel where Malala was and who had the Senator’s phone stated that the officers walked into the premises and took the legislator with them.

“They did not state their reason for arresting him, and at this time we have no information on what could have led to his arrest,” the hotel representative stated.

According to reports, Senator Malala was taken in for questioning over the alleged connection with the Matungu killings in the area.

Earlier on, Mayoni Ward MCA Libinus Oduor was also arrested over the incidences.

Before he arrests, the CS had announced that police were still following what he termed ‘crucial leads’ linking local politicians and that in a few days, the politicians would be arrested to record statements in relation to the bizarre killings.

After the tour of the area, the CS ordered the deployment of GSU officer in the area in a bid to flash out the criminal element that had been giving residents sleepless nights.

Matiang’i, accompanied by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, toured Kakamega and Vihiga counties to assess the security situation.

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