Following his release on Sunday night, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala condemned Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai over wrongful arrest.
The politician said he has reliable information that the two security heads were behind his arrest. Malala said he plans to sue Matiang’i and Mutyambai, further stating that he will soon be advised by his legal team.
According to Malala, he was not informed of why he was arrested last Friday. The Senator, former Sports CS Rashid Echesa, Matungu MP Justus Murunga and Mayoni MCA were arrested over alleged links to the recent Matungu killings.
“The arrest is purely political. The plan was to arrest two people from the Tanga Tanga team and two from the handshake side,” said Malala.
He said he was denied food and medication and his bodyguard was restricted from seeing him at Kisumu Central Police Station.
“I want to tell the people who are involved in arresting me that we shall sue them individually,” Malala said.
The Senator further accused Matiang’i of becoming a ‘socialite’ and told him to take national security seriously.
“He has become a socialite and playing public relations with security. Matters of security is not a joke. Stop playing with the security of this country,” he said.
“We shall not be cowards by your intimidation. Innocent Kenyans are being killed in Matungu, families languishing in pain and Matiang’i is playing cosmetics by arresting politicians so that he can be seen to be working.”