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Charles Owino Exits Siaya Gubernatorial Race, Returns to Police Service

Fresh details has emerged indicating how it was possible for former Police Spokesperson Charles Owino to return to the National Police Service (NPS) despite resigning. 

The Standard reported that Owino’s resignation was rejected by NPS, citing his importance to the police service.  

Owino will serve as the Director of the Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons.

He was the agency’s deputy director before leaving to venture into politics. 

Owino who was contesting for the Siaya gubernatorial seat alongside former MP Nicholas Gumbo dropped out of the race and was recalled to the police service. 

The two were running on the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Party.

UDM Secretary General David Ohito, said IEBC had given the party 24 hours to pick a new running mate.

“UDM Party has received and accepted Charles Owino’s withdrawal as the running mate of Nicholas Gumbo in the Siaya gubernatorial contest,” Ohito said.

Former Police Spokesperson Charles Owino PHOTO/COURTESY

Following the directive, Gumbo picked Ohito as his running mate in the race pitting political heavyweights such as Senator James Orengo.

“I’m glad that Gumbo has settled on me as his running mate. I bring a wealth of leadership experience, from my stints as Chief of Staff in Mandera and Senior Editor at the Standard Group,” Ohito said. 

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He added;

“We run a political party and there is never a shortage of politicians of good standing and great experience like myself. So there is no doubt that I fit the bid.”

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