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Governor Nyong’o reveals why he visited Senator Malala

Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o at a past event. [Source/ Anyang’ Nyong’o]

Kisumu Governor Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o has revealed why he visited Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala at the Kisumu Central Police Station.

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This comes after Malala was arrested on Friday, last week, over the killings in Matungu.

The Kisumu governor noted that he went to the station because he was concerned about the manner in which the outspoken senator had been arrested.

Prof Nyong’o who spoke on NTV’s AM Live show also said that he wanted to ask the police why they did not go about the issue in a better way.

“My concern was Senator Malala being held in police cells over the weekend. I think there is a better way of going about these things. If you have the evidence, you go take the senator and arraign him in court… I thought this was the same old tactic. We used to suffer the same thing… I went to see him first as a leader, secondly as somebody I know and thirdly to discuss with the police why they couldn’t have done it better, or in a more civilised manner,” Governor Nyong’o said.

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Senator Malala was released on Sunday alongside former Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa following Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji’s directive.

The senator has denied any involvement in the Matungu killings that have seen the government deploy a contingent of GSU officers to the area.

A number of arrests have been made in connection with the carnage in Matungu said to have been caused by marauding gangs.

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