A troop of police officers raided former Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala's home to arrest him over assault claims.
Police officers raided his home at Milimani Estate of Kakamega at around 1 30pm but were denied entry forcing them to break the entire gate.
During the scuffle, in a video shared by Nation Africa, Malala's mother is seen blocking the police from gaining access to where his son was.
The mother is heard
According to her, they should stop torturing her son pointing out that her son is not a criminal but a common Kenyan who has the right to leave peacefully in the country.
She further said that her son accepted the outcome of the Kakamega gubernatorial elections that saw ODM Fernandes Barasa clinch the position hence was wondering why they were after her son.
She also told the DCI detectives that they cannot arrest her and that if they get the chance to do so, they have to go through her. She also requests them to arrest her instead and leave her son alone.
Addressing the press after the commotion, Malala's mother accused former Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya of witchhunt, terming him to be the man behind the entire arrest saga.
Malala is allegedly accused of assaulting another politician identified as Mr. Joseph Oyolo during the campaign period.
Mr Malala’s legal team on Thursday said they were not aware of the orders to arrest the former Senator.
“We are still in consultation with the police to get clarity on his arrest. We have not been served with an arrest warrant and this indicates that it is a mere witch-hunt arising from the elections that have just been concluded,” said Ms Grace Mburu, the legal representative.
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