(KDRTV) – Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has accused police officers of stealing Ksh 2M from him during his dramatic arrest in Matungu on Thursday.
Malala was arrested for causing chaos at a polling station in Matungu. The lawmaker was accompanied by goons.
During the arrest incident, which was captured on camera, someone was seen literally running away with Malala’s bag. The bag is believed to have contained Ksh 2 million which Malala claimed he had lost.
The EXACT moment Cleophas Malala lost ksh2million. See the people who took the black bag. The speed with which the money was taken even the camera man could not follow. Good riddance. The money was meant to bribe voters.#MatunguDecides pic.twitter.com/DIv32WP5H0
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) March 4, 2021
It is not clear what Malala was doing with such a huge amount of money at a polling station. Was it for bribing voters?
Meanwhile, police arrested goons allied to the Senator who were allegedly intimidating voters. The goons had at some point undressed IEBC officials.
The police have decided that they've seen enough of Cleophas Malala's drama. Those are the goons he has been walking around with being searched for weapons while lying down. It's going South over there in Matungu. pic.twitter.com/uvwrpF4DRm
— Gabriel Oguda (@gabrieloguda) March 4, 2021
Earlier in the morning, Malala had been involved in an altercation with Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga. The Senator accused the ODM lawmaker of bribing voters at Bulimbo Primary School.
Voting has been disrupted in several wards in Matungu with politicians causing chaos. UDA, ODM and ANC politicians have pointed fingers at each other over alleged voter bribery.
— Ole Teya (@Kevin_teya) March 4, 2021
Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa was caught on camera slapping an IEBC officer for allegedly blocking UDA agents. Police are currently looking for Echesa.
Matungu residents are voting to elect a new MP following the death of their former lawmaker Justus Murunga who died in December.
— Hon Gladys Wanga, CBS (@gladyswanga) March 4, 2021
The race is too tight to call.