Police Spokesperson Charles Owino photo
Police Spokesperson Charles Owino. FILE

Police Spokesperson Charles Owino declares his bid to run for the Siaya Gubernatorial race after retirement from the service in December this year.

Mr Owino says he will contentest using the Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket.

“I am 50 years old and I am allowed to retire from police service. I will ask the police service commission and my boss in December to allow me to go and vie for the Siaya governor’s seat,” Mr Owino said on Tuesday on Mayienga FM, a vernacular radio station owned by the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

Mr Owino said he will run using the ODM ticket because of the party’s popularity in Nyanza region.

“Even in the US, there are those States that are popular with either Democrats or Republicans and so you choose which party best augers well with the people around you,” Mr Owino said.

“I will ensure that sustainable projects like water projects are initiated for the benefit of our people,” he said adding, “within 10 years I will transform Siaya to be the best county because I have the brains to do so.”

“I have served in different positions including as a trainer at the CID Training School. I studied political science and communications at university and so I understand what politics is,” he said.

The new player will piss off the some of the Raila Odinga allies eyeing the seat. These include; Senator James Orengo and Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi.

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