Police Spokesperson Charles Owino has announced that he’ll be contesting for the Siaya Gubernatorial seat in 2022
Addressing ODM delegates in Siaya County over the weekend, Owino noted that he is the best man for the job, adding that anyone who goes up against him will become irrelevant politically.
According to Owino, his interest to join politics has been inspired by the fact that he’ll soon be retiring from the police office service.
On the party, he’ll use, Owino hinted that he could be contesting under the ODM party ticket. According to him, he has not been associating with ODM due to the nature of his job that requires impartiality.
“I never wanted to declare my political interest here today but because my father has reminded me who I am, you are aware that next year people will declare interests in various positions and as a person who has worked in government, my age will have clocked 50 which allows me to resign.
“I know that the seat will attract many contestants including Senator Orengo and I hope he and other potential contenders are much prepared for the race or else they will be disappointed at the ballot box… I have worked in the police service and I am prepared to win. I am your son and I have in the past not been close to ODM and its elected leaders due to the nature of my work and now that they are in the system, I have sat with and enjoyed the leaders’ company,” Owino said.
Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga will leave office after August 2022, having served for two terms as provided for in the Constitution.