Former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has endorsed his appointed to the president’s office headquarters days after he announced his resignation from civil service.
Natembeya said that resignation from his position as a regional commissioner is not an easy and there are some protocols that needs to be followed.
He underscored the move by the Interior PS Karanja Kibicho to redeploy him at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office headquarters at Harambee House noting that it is part of a legal protocol that high-ranking police officer go through when retiring from office.
“My exit from the government was not instant. I am handing over to my successor and this will take almost a week because there are things we are doing. You don’t just walk in and walk out. There is a process,” Natembeya said as reported by Citizen Digital.
He further noted that he is not willing to go back to public service noting that his Wednesday resignation was calculated move that was not made on a whim. He said that he made the move to quit office to pave his way to run for Trans Nzoa gubernotrial seat in the August General Elections.
“I will never be a RC again and I have quit purposely to go into elective politics so the idea of being moved to Harambee House is just a process. So there should be no doubt whatsoever that I have quit government” he asserted.
Natembeya further revealed that his decision to quit his job as an RC was not prematurely made noting that he had the blessing of high ranking government officials including President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i.
“I have the blessings of President Kenyatta, CS Fred Matiang’i and my immediate former boss PS Karanja Kibicho. I cannot walk out of government like an estranged wife,” he said.