The Senate has asked Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to beef up Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala’s security after he complained his life is in danger.
On Monday, Malala broke down in tears in the Senate as he narrated how he has been receiving death threats in the recent past as well as being trailed by suspected assassins.
“I am a young father and husband… It is very disheartening for people to sit in a corner and think they can take my life. I humbly request this committee and the Inspector General of Police to take note that I have said time and again my life is in danger,” Malala told Senate’s National Security Committee.
“It is sad to walk in the streets of Kakamega and Kenya knowing I could be dead the next day.”
He further claimed that his pleas to have his security detail enhanced has been ignored, adding that a top leader recently accused him of stage-managing his arrest.
“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.
IG Mutyambai had appeared before the Senate committee on Monday to respond to security concerns raised by Senators.
In a letter to Mutyambai and the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti last month, Senator Malala alleged that a secret and specialized squad unit code-named ‘Bravo Zulu Yankee’ has been formed to trail and possibly harm him.
“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,” the letter stated in part.