Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala on the night of Thursday August 20 stated that he is drafting a bill to have music systems fitted in police vehicles.
Malala in tweet joked that the journey in a police vehicle and especially when the police are speeding is boring and hence the need to have working music systems to kill the boredom.
“I’m drafting a bill, hizi gari za polisi ziekwe ngoma. At least tusiboeke wakiwa on speed (I’m drafting a bill to have music systems fitted in the police vehicles so that at least we don’t get bored when the vehicles are speeding)”, Malala tweeted.
I'm drafting a bill, hizi gari za polisi ziekwe ngoma.. At least tusiboeke wakiwa on speed.. 😂😂
— Cleophas Malala (@malala_Cleophas) August 20, 2020
The tweet generated a mixed reaction from Kenyans on twitter with a majority stating that he was lucky enough to have enjoyed a ride from a decent vehicle (referring to DCI’s Subaru vehicles), with normal Kenyans joking about the police land cruisers rides.
Hahaha heri wewe ulikua arrested ukaekwa kwa subaru. Common mwananchi unarushwa nyuma ya landcruiser unakalishwa chini hadi destination. Hata kama ni Maralal.
— trilmindset (@trilmindtweets) August 21, 2020
Someone could even get infected with any kind of diseases including covid-19 at back of these landcruicers. Senator Malala should thank God that he was ferried in a morden Subaru even though it was music less… 😂
— Cyrus Thairu (@CyrusThairu1) August 21, 2020
The tweet follows the dramatic arrest of the senator on Monday August 17 from his Kitengela home on allegations of flouting the Covid-19 containment guidelines and was driven all the way to his home county Kakamega to be charged in a trip that lasted 8 hours according to the senator.
Malala’s lawyer John Khaminwa faulted the police for taking the senator to Kakamega without legal redress.
Khaminwa stated that by Malala being taken to where he was born, yet he was arrested in Kajiado, reminds him of the era of Sabasaba.
“This reminds me of Sabasaba when people would be arrested and be taken back to where they were born” he said.
His arrested sparked protests among youths in Mumias town, Kakamega County but the senator was later released unconditionally.