//Kenya: Senator Malala released in police custody after night, lawyer says DPP has dropped charges

Kenya: Senator Malala released in police custody after night, lawyer says DPP has dropped charges

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has been launched from police custody unconditionally after spending the night at the Mumias Police Station.

Malala used to be taken in on Monday in Nairobi and pushed to Mumias by the DCI officers against the wishes of his attorney John Khaminwa.

The move to release the senator barring pressing fees could perhaps sign a disjointed working relationship between the DCI and the DPP in the wheel of justice.

Malala spent the night time at the Mumias police station after he declined to enter the protecting cells claiming he wasn’t certain they had been fumigated or not.

It emerged that Malala was once not booked in the Occurrence Book at the station by way of the officers who power him in.

“When the officers arrived at around 10 pm, an argument ensued between these from Nairobi and the DCIO here who said he had no mandate to deal with the matter and declined to get hold of the senator,” stated an officer who spoke in confidence.

Malala said that no quantity of money intimidation would coerce the senate to ignore a system that will drawback different regions.

He said that the standoff in the debated goes beyond political party boundaries as it was all about Kenyans.

“We the crew Kenya comprising youthful senators have decided to team up regardless of our political birthday party affiliations to salvage this country,” he said after his release.

Police in Monday indicated that Malala had been arrested for violating of social distancing necessities whilst distributing sanitisers in Mumias over the weekend.

(TheStar)