Police Deny Senator Malala Diabetes Medication,Food In Custody As His Health Deteriorates

    Senator Cleophas Malala./COURTESY

    Senator Malala who was arrested Friday afternoon in Kisumu has been denied diabetes medication by the police while in custody for the last two nights.The senator who is at Kisumu’s Central Police Station was visited by Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyongo plus his dad David Meja Malala who made these revelations.

    Meja said his son suffers from diabetes and several attempts to have him given medication have been thwarted by officers at the Central Police Station.He also defended the senator from allegations linking him to Matungu killings,saying their son is a straight forward person who cannot be involved in the things he has been linked to.

    “We are calling on the authorities to release him on the bond to allow him access medication.We know our son very well and he cannot involve himself in unlawful acts which he is being accused and arrested for,” said Mr Malala.

    On his part, Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyongo assured the family of support and called out the police for denying the Deputy Minority Leader in the Senate medication,saying it was against the constitution.

    ”The Senate Deputy Minority leader is suffering from blood pressure and diabetes. He should be allowed access to his doctors,” Nyong’o said. Charles Malala , who is the family’s lawyer said the senator is detained incommunicado and urgently needed his medication as his health has deteriorated since the Friday arrest.

    “Mr Malala is essentially being starved as he has not been given food or water. Our concern is whether he is safe and alive,” said Charles Malala.


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