ODM Issues IG 14-Days To Transfer Kisii Police Boss Over Chaos At Rally Attended By Arati

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ODM Issues IG 14-Days To Transfer Kisii Police Boss Over Chaos At Rally Attended By Arati

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has issued a 14-day ultimatum to Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome, urging him to relocate the Kisii County Commander and address the individuals responsible for the disturbance at a rally attended by Governor Simba Arati.

Additionally, the party’s Secretary General, Edwin Sifuna, has called for South Mugirango Member of Parliament Sylvanus Osoro to provide a statement regarding the incident.

“Such a brazen attack could happen in a country supposedly run in accordance with the rule of law is beyond comprehension. This incident was reported at KIsii Central Police Station under OB No. 107/8/1/2024 at 18:11HRs,” Sifuna stated.

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The incident unfolded as Governor Simba Arati was distributing bursaries this Monday.

While addressing the public, the gathering was abruptly disturbed by gunfire and tear gas, resulting in numerous injuries as Governor Arati hurriedly fled for safety.

Speaking to the media outside the Kisii DCI office, Secretary General Edwin Sifuna expressed his purpose of monitoring the progress in obtaining statements from those who disrupted Governor Arati’s meeting in South Mugirango, including police officers and the area MP, Sylvanus Osoro.

Sifuna also highlighted a previous occurrence in South Mugirango where Governor Arati was attacked during a burial ceremony in the same constituency.

He emphasized the perilous situation faced by Governor Arati, placing blame on the police and MP Osoro. Sifuna warned that if the police fail to provide security for Governor Arati, the residents would take matters into their own hands.

“We take this opportunity to condemn in the strongest possible terms the actions of Hon Osoro and the police and demand as follows,” he said.

The Secretary General (SG) insisted that the Inspector General (IG) must take decisive action against the officers implicated in the attack, calling for their suspension while awaiting legal proceedings.

He emphasized that these actions must be carried out within the next 14 days. Failing this timeframe, the party warned that it would explore alternative avenues to uphold law and order in Kisii.

“In the meantime wish to state that should any harm come to the Party’s national chair person as a result of any subsequent attack against him, the persons named here including Hon Osoro, Charles Kesses, and the IG of Police will be held personally responsible.”

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ODM Issues IG 14-Days To Transfer Kisii Police Boss Over Chaos At Rally Attended By Arati

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