Police Spokesman Charles Owino Transferred After Registering Interest In Politics

Charles Owino
Charles Owino. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

National Police Service(NPS) Spokesperson Charles Owino Wahong’o has been transferred days after announcing that he would join politics in 2022.

Owino who has been missing from the public will now be the deputy head of the Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons (KNFP).

According to sources, NPS deputy spokesman Charles Kosgey or Trans Nzoia County police commander Fredrick Ochieng could replace Owino.

The KNFP was established in 2003, establishing a focal point secretariat with a focal point committee bringing together government and civil society.

The committee is made up of representatives from a wide range of government ministries and departments, as well as civil society representatives, and international agencies which are charged with the responsibility of coordinating all of Kenya’s actions on small arms – led the process of developing the National Action Plan.

Owino will retire from the NPS in December 2021 so that he can prepare to run for the Siaya gubernatorial seat.

“For now I am still in office and cannot delve much into matters of politics. What you should understand is that retirement is a process and at 60 years it is called forced retirement but from 50 you can retire early from public service,” he said in February 2021.

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