Why ex-Police spokesman Charles Owino quit Siaya governor's race back to Police service
Former police spokesman Charles Owino

Former police spokesman Charles Owino has withdrawn from the contest for Siaya county deputy governor, according to the UDM party.

Owino had confirm receipt the UDM of his intention to cancel from the contest, according to UDM Secretary-General David Ohito.

"He handed the letter of resignation to the party. Yes, it is correct," he stated.

Owino was supposed to be Nicholas Gumbo's deputy in the Siaya county governor election until he dropped out.

The two were scheduled to compete against ODM candidate James Orengo and his running companion William Oduol.

Former police spokesman Charles Owino

Owino will now return to the police department.

Following weeks of rumors, an insider in the Gumbo campaign said on Wednesday that he had finally dropped out of the race.

According to the source, preparations are in the works to succeed Owino with the Secretary-General of the United Democratic Movement (UDM).

Effort to contact Owino were unsuccessful since he did not answer the phone.

Gumbo, however, told journalists on Wednesday at the Siaya county Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) offices that he was unaware of the incident.

"I am not aware; you are informing me." "However, if that happens, the law is extremely explicit on how to replace him," Gumbo explained.

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