Police spokesman Charles Owino has once again re-ignited the talk on Siaya gubernatorial position, stating that he will resign from the service sometime ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Speaking earlier today the eloquent police boss stated that he will contest for the Siaya gubernatorial position come 2022 general elections.
Owino was talking to the delegates in his Siaya County when he rekindled his interest in the County’s top job.
He added that having been in the civil service for some time, he shall have attained the age for resignation to pursue other interests come 2022.
“I never wanted to declare my political interest here today but because my father has reminded me who I am, you are aware that next year people will declare interests in various positions and as a person who has worked in government, my age will have clocked 50 which allows me to resign,” the police spokesperson said.
Owino also acknowledged the interest of other political big names in the region, notably the current Siaya Senator, senior Counsel James Orengo, and others, and urged them to prepare for the real duel ahead.
“I know that the seat will attract many contestants including Senator Orengo and I hope he and other potential contenders are much prepared for the race or else they will be disappointed at the ballot box…,” Owino said.
He also hinted at joining the Raila Odinga-led ODM party, which enjoys massive support in the Luo Nyanza region.
Owino also cleared the air on why he was never so much into the party and politics at large, owing to the nature of his job at the police service calling on him to be apolitical.
“I have worked in the police service and I am prepared to win. I am your son and I have in the past not been close to ODM and its elected leaders due to the nature of my work and now that they are in the system, I have sat with and enjoyed the leaders’ company,” he added.