Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti is ready to conduct an identification parade for Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala.
Appearing before the Justice and Legal Committee and National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations, Mr Kinoti said he had received a picture of five men allegedly out to assassinate the lawmaker.
“The senator sent me a picture of five men who purportedly want to kill him. If they are existing…we are ready to do an ID parade,” he said.
“…let this matter be subjected to independent investigations. We are ready to submit ourselves and accord any assistance to these investigations because we are the accused.”
The DCI boss denied ordering his men to assassinate the legislator who had earlier on in the day broken down in Parliament.
“Why would be allocate all those resources to assassinate you for a Covid-19 offence. It does not make any sense at all,” he added.
Malala told the committee members that his cry for his security to be beefed up has fallen on deaf ears.
“I am a young father and husband… It is very disheartening for people to sit in a corner and think they can take my life. I humbly request this committee and the Inspector General of Police to take note that I have said time and again my life is in danger. I have written enough letters and called offices in this Republic but they have not taken any action even to give me extra security,” an emotional Malala said.
“Nobody is willing to give me security Mr Chair. It is sad for me to walk around the streets of Kakamega and Kenya knowing that I’m going to die the next day.”
In August, Malala wrote to Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Kinoti claiming that a specialized squad unit code named ‘Bravo Zulu Yankee’ was out to kill him.
“As a result of those real and credible threats to harm, injure, eliminate or assassinate me, a Member of Parliament, I now request your office to take immediate action to enhance the security detail assigned to me including additional security provided immediately to my family and my residences in Kakamega and Nairobi,” he wrote.