Senate Will Not Proceed Unless Senators Malala, Langat Are Released- Kipchumba Murkomen

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has issued a stern warning indicating that the Senate proceedings will not continue as usual until Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala and his Bomet counterpart Christopher Langat are released. Murkomen’s sentiments come after a night that saw two senators part of Team Kenya holed up in their houses fearing arrest ahead of the crucial vote on Monday

Senator Langat who stays in Nyayo estate claimed that he is being intimidated over his stand on the revenue impasse.

Other officers raided the home of Senator Malala at around 2 am, demanding to arrest him. The officers led by an inspector Dominic Muli said that they had been sent by a Pius Gitahi from the Special Unit.

According to Murkomen who was present at Senator Langat’s home during the arrest, the Senators were being targeted for their staunch opposition against the Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA) revenue sharing formula.

Murkomen who had earlier revealed that five senators were targeted for arrest said that they would not allow Senate proceedings to continue in case one of the senators was arrested.

It now remains a matter of wait and see and the Senate converges for a record ninth time to deliberate on the formula proposed by CRA.

By Linda Amiani

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