Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala was last week charged with robbery with violence in a Kakamega magistrate court. It was said that on March 4 at Mwira village, Matungu location, Matungu sub-county within Kakamega county jointly with others not before court, they robbed businessman Cleophas Shimanyula of Sh200,000 using violence.
The move to charge Malala with robbery with violence has left many political analysts wondering if he will be eligible to run in next year’s general elections as he will not have a certificate of good conduct after his fingerprints were taken by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
The second count was that on the same day, they robbed Nabii of Sh100,000 and that during the robbery, they used actual violence. The third was that the accused willfully and unlawfully damaged two motor vehicle tires valued at Sh60,000 which was the property of Shimanyula.
They were also charged with assaulting Nabii thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm. The suspects appeared before Kakamega magistrate Dolphina Alego and charged in connection with poll violence during the Matungu by-election.
The senator was charged with several offences including robbery with violence, felony, destruction of property and causing injuries to Munami Primary School presiding officer.
The senator who was charged alongside seven other suspects was released on a bond of Sh500, 000 on the first charge. On the second set of charges, the senator with four other suspects was released on Sh2 million bond each for robbery with violence, assault and property destruction including vehicles and causing injury to two ODM campaign officials.
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