Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has been arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
He was arrested in Kisumu on Friday over alleged connection with the recent Matungu killings that left 12 people dead.
He is currently detained at Kisumu Central Police Station.
At least 30 people were injured in the same attacks that saw Interior CS Fred Matiangi send officers from the General Service Unit (GSU) to Kakamega County.
“It is an organised group, the way they execute their crime is the same, you find that they cut all their victims behind the neck,” area OCPD John Matsili said.
“These gangsters always come to the villages at around 2am and start hacking their victims,” added Allan Juma, a resident in Matungu.
“The problem is by the time the police arrive, the gangsters have already moved to another village and continue with their attack,” another resident Japeth Mungai added.
On May 7, residents staged a demonstration the Ejinja Administration Police Camp, angry and frustrated over the alleged lack of intervention.
The attacks have led to the transfer of the area OCS and the AP officers there, the new team in some way providing new hope to the residents.
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