Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala at a Past Media Event

DCI Officers Seek To Arrest Senators Malala, Langat at Night

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Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Sunday night and in the wee hours of Monday morning sought to arrest two senators opposed to the Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA) revenue sharing formula.

According to blogger Dennis Itumbi, the officers first raided Bomet Senator Dr Christopher Langat’s Nyayo Estate home at around 10pm.

Langat declined to leave his home and as a result he was joined by other senators including Elgeyo Marakwet’s Kipchumba Murkomen who kept vigil outside his home.

“I was in church in the morning if you wanted you would have arrested me, where are you taking me at night?” Langat said through his window.

Next on the list was Kakamega’s Cleophas Malala whose home was surrounded at 2am.

The officers were being led by an inspector Dominic Muli and had apparently been sent by a Pius Gitahi from the Special Unit.

Murkomen claimed that the senators were being sought after due to their unwavering support for the win-win formula.

“Mr Speaker (Ken) Lusaka, there could be many other things you have done in the past, but if you try to continue the proceedings of the Senate in the absence of a senator arrested unconstitutionally, to subvert the will of the people of Bomet and Kenya, know for yourself that there shall be no Senate and we will not allow Senate proceedings to continue,” he warned.

He had earlier claimed that the DCI was out to arrest and prefer false charges against five senators.

Majority whip in the senate Irungu Kang’ata who has been accused of intimidating those against his proposed formula, accused Deputy President William Ruto presumed allies of opposing the motion yet their counties stand to gain billions should it pass.

“Some counties from Rift Valley, their senators come from regions which are going to be the most beneficiaries of this formula. But they have decided to go against the formula,” Kang’ata stated.

Senate will for the ninth time convene today to debate on the Revenue Allocation Formula.

There are reports that Speaker Ken Lusaka has lobbied some lawmakers to vote in support of an adjournment motion moved by Senator James Orengo.

 

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