Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has told a Senate Committee that his life is in danger alleging that an ‘assassination secret squad’ had been formed to eliminate him.
Malala, who appeared before Senate Committees on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights, and National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations on Monday, was overcome by emotions as he narrated his ordeal.
“Nobody is willing to give me security Mr. Chair. It is sad for me to walk around the streets of Kakamega and Kenya knowing that I’m going to die the next day.
“I have said time and again my life is in danger. I have written enough letters and called offices in this Republic but they have not taken any action even to give me extra security,” said Malala as he broke into tears.
The Senator Malala also wrote to Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, claiming that a secret and specialized squad unit code-named Bravo Zulu Yankee had been formed to trail and possibly harm him and called for more security detail for him and his family.
“As a result of those real and credible threats to harm, injure, eliminate or assassinate me, a Member of Parliament, I now request your office to take immediate action to enhance the security detail assigned to me including additional security provided immediately to my family and my residences in Kakamega and Nairobi,” Malala said in the letter.
Malala was arrested at his Kitengela home in August for allegedly contravening Covid-19 regulations but was released a day later after spending the night in a police station.