DCI Goes After Senator Malala Over False Assassination Claims

Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti on Wednesday September 23 called for the arrest and prosecution of Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala for making what he described as false and malicious assassination claims.

Kinoti testified before the Senate’s Security and Intelligence Committee where he had been summoned to shed light on the claims that Malala’s life was in danger.

The Kakamega Senator claimed that a secret and specialized squad unit code named ‘Bravo Zulu Yankee’ was formed to trail and possibly assassinate him.

Senator Malala weeping in front of colleagues in Parliament on September 14, 2020. /FILE

Kinoti, however, stated that investigations had showed that the claims were fictitious and maliciously false.

“Special Services Unit is a unit in the DCI which is under the command of the director of operations. A search of the DCI personnel data bases could not find any of the alleged officers names submitted in the complaint letter. There is no officer identified as Chief Inspector Wanzala in the unit or in the entire DCI personnel database.”

“The recommendation out of this investigations is that these are very allegations which touch on the character of the members of the DCI which have subjected them to ridicule and suspicion from members of the public who they diligently serve. Based on the evidence on record, we find the allegations by Senator Malala are false, malicious and ill intended. We submit that he should be charged with making giving false testimony contrary to Section 59 (b) of the Penal Code,” Kinoti urged.

This comes about a week after Malala wept before his colleagues in parliament while alleging a plot by DCI officers to eliminate him.

Like the son of Nazareth, the Kakamega senator cried piteously before his colleagues on Monday, September 14, alleging a scheme by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to eliminate him.

“I am a young father, a husband and a representative of the people of Kakamega. It’s disheartening for officers, or a few people, to sit at a corner and think they can take away my life. I have said time and again that my life is in danger,” the teary senator told colleagues.

“No one is willing to give me extra security. It is sad for me to walk around the streets to know that I am going to die the next day,” he divulged further.

Malala was arrested and ferried to Mumias to record a statement over alleged violation of COVID-19 regulations on a day that Senate was scheduled to vote on a revenue formula law.

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala (in blue) resists arrest at his home in Kitengela, Nairobi, on August 17, 2020. /KENYANS.CO.KE
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