Kisumu Acting Head of City Inspectorate Willy Lugusa has resigned after a recent incident where a female hawker was assaulted by county askaris popularly known as Kanjos.

In a letter seen by NairobiLeo, Lugusa noted that he takes full responsibility for the incident considering that the askaris behind the incident are under him.

Lugusa appreciated the County government for according him the opportunity to serve in the position, adding that he deeply regrets the incident and apologized to the lady and the people of Kisumu County.

“I Wilberforce Lugusa Ndagona do hereby tender my resignation as the acting Head of The Inspectorate of the County Government of Kisumu on account of the matter which occurred on the 24th of March, 2021 involving certain junior officers under my watch and a lady, a mother, grabbed and dragged along a street,” read the letter.


“The act committed was unconscionable, diabolical and against all the rules of natural justice. I hereby take full and moral responsibility for the acts committed thereto… I hereby extend my deepest regret to all the people of Kisumu County and the nation as a whole, for this is not what the County Government of Kisumu represents. I take this opportunity to express my most sincere gratitude for the opportunity you gave me to serve in your most able government.”

Last week, nine-county askaris were arraigned at the Kisumu Law Courts and charged with causing bodily harm to the lady involved in the incident.

The incident elicited massive reactions with netizen piling pressure on Kisumu County government to crack the whip on the said askaris.