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Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala (in blue) shielded by colleagues from being arrested at his Kitengela home on August 17, 2020.

Senator Malala to draft bill to have police vehicles fitted with music systems.

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.

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.

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.