DRAMA in Kakamega: Police Park Lorry Full of GSU Outside Senator Malala’s House, Prevent Him from Joining Anti-IEBC Demonstrations

Senator Cleophas Malala could not leave his house in Kakamega town on Monday as GSU officers parked outside his gate during anti-IEBC protests.

A truck full of General Service Unit officers parked at the Senator’s gate as police lobbed tear gas canisters at the protesters.

NASA supporters hit the streets at 10 am led by former Senator and Ford Kenya deputy leader Boni Khalwale and Sheywe MCA Job Mwamto.

They will demonstrate every Monday and Friday against IEBC chief executive Ezra Chiloba and amendments to election laws

Police lobbed tear gas canisters at a Gotv stand along Kenyatta Avenue where a lone woman sold decoders.

They also hurled a tear gas canister at a group that gathered outside Kakamega county headquarters ready for the demonstrations, forcing them to disperse in different directions.

It was said county head of security Jacob Sohera ordered police to disperse the demonstrators.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya was not present but his aides were.

Malala said President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has panicked and decided to use state apparatus to intimidate the Opposition, whose leader is NASA chief Raila Odinga.

He said the officers asked him not to leave his house for he could incite the public.

“We will not be cowed by these intimidation tactics. We have given them notice for another demonstration on Friday,” he told the press at his home.

Western regional police coordinator Moses Ombati clarified that Malala was not put under house arrest.

He said officers who parked the lorry outside his gate did not know he lived there.


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