Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has vowed to stand with his Kakamega counterpart Cleophas Malala who claims his life is in danger.
Speaking on the matter, Murkomen said life is paramount and has promised to stand with Malala to ensure his security is tightened.
“To my brother senator, we shall never rest until we get to the bottom of this matter no matter how long it will take.
“We may never agree politically but the right to life is a fundamental and God-given right that is sacrosanct. Stay strong we shall overcome,” said Murkomen.
Murkomen’s remarks came barely a day after Cleophas Malala broke down into tears while addressing a joint sitting of the Senate Committees on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights and the National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations.
The emotional senator claimed that there was a plan involving the police to assassinate him.
Malala had mentioned of a group named ‘Bravo Zulu Yanke’ which he said was formed mainly to ‘deal’ with him.
“It is sad for me to walk around the streets of Kakamega and Kenya knowing that I am going to die the following day Mr Chair.
“The most painful thing is that I hear respectable leaders claiming that I stage-managed my previous arrest. I carry a heavy heart with me,” the Senator said as he walked away crying.
Malala had earlier claimed that he wrote to the Inspector General of Police to get extra security but his appeal bore no fruits.
“I am a young father and husband. It is very disheartening for people to sit in a corner and think they can take my life. I humbly request this committee and the Inspector General of Police to take note that I have said time and again my life is in danger,” he said.
“I have written enough letters and called offices in this Republic but they have not taken any action even to give me extra security. Nobody is willing to give me security Mr. Chair,” he added.
The joint senate meeting which was held on Monday, September 14 was over seen by Garisa senator Yusuf Haji and attended by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and DCI boss George Kinoti.
Mutyambai was asked to elucidate on some security concerns raised by Malala.
In a letter addressed to IG Mutyambai and DCI Kinoti, the Senator said he has valid evidence of threats to harm, injure or assassinate him.
“There are credible and well-detailed reports of real threats upon my life, the evidence which is laid bare and detailed in the letter from my advocates referenced above and now within your knowledge,
“As a Member of Parliament, I now request your office to take immediate action to enhance the security detail assigned to me, including additional security provided immediately to my family and my residences in Kakamega and Nairobi,” read the letter.
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