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Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, ex-CS Echesa arrested over Matungu killings ▷ Kenya News



Detectives investigating Matungu killings have arrested Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala for and former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa for questioning over the deadly attacks by unknown assailants.

Malala was attending induction workshop for media practitioners at a Kisumu hotel when officers drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations pounced on him on the afternoon of Friday, May 17.

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Malala speaking during induction workshop for media practitioners at a Kisumu hotel before he was arrested. Photo: Cleo Malala/Facebook.
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Malala was driven to Kisumu Central Police Station.

In Kakamega, officers intercepted Echesa on his way to a public function in Likuyani where Deputy President William Ruto was headed to commission road construction.

Also arrested was Mayoni MCA Libinus Oduor whose ward is the epicentre of the attacks.

Matungu has experienced a wave of night attacks in the past one month but escalated in the beginning of May 2019.

Police records showed at least 13 people have been killed while over 30 residents sustained various body injuries.

Top government officials led by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i toured the versatile village on Thursday, May 16, and ordered deployment of dreaded GSU officers.

Matiang’i warned perpetrators to voluntarily surrender because they will eventually be smoked out.

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