Senator Malala’s supporters protest outside Mumias police station

Chaos erupted outside Mumias Police station early Tuesday after supporters of Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala protested demanding for his release.

The Senator was arrested on Monday on accusations of flouting COVID-19 rules but the Senator accused police of overstepping their mandate and misusing authority while arresting him.

The officers camped outside the Senator’s Kitengela home from around 3a.m claiming they were sent to bring in Malala for questioning.

The arrest sparked heated debate in the Senate as his colleagues demanded that he be released and accused the executive of attempting to arm-twist them into voting yes in the revenue sharing formula.