DCI boss Kinoti says Malala gave false information over assassination claims

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Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala

DCI boss George Kinoti has said Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala should be charged with giving false information, after he alleged special officers were planning to assassinate him. The DCI boss, who appeared before the Justice and Legal Affairs and Security Senate Committees accompanied by Police IG Hillary Mutyambai, termed the allegations “untrue, malicious and ill intended.”

Following his stance on the revenue sharing formula that led to the much publicized arrest in his Nairobi home, Malala had claimed that his life was in danger, he was being trailed and was an assassination target. However, Kinoti has dispelled the claims further, saying the Special service Unit has been exposed to ridicule, “These are very serious allegations impacting on the character assassination of the Special Service Unit which has exposed them to ridicule and contempt by members of the public.” He said the Senator should apologize to the officers publicly, in the same manner they were exposed all over the mainstream and social media.

Touching in Malala’s complaint, he said the officers mentioned as suspects by the Senator weren’t found in the National Police Service Database, except one, “The officer has never served in the DCI. He hails from Kakamega where Senator Malala represents.” Kinoti added that Malala was asked to provide investigators with specific dates when he was being trailed, telephone numbers and photos of the purported assassins and he didn’t. On the role played by Hotel La Mada where the planning meetings were held, he said no staff and management are aware of meetings taking place in the premises to fit Malala’s description. Officers were furnished with entry/exit register covering 3 months, access to CCTV footage and one employee recorded a statement.