Boinnet Denies Raila Bodyguards

This is why Boinnet said he will not give Raila bodyguards

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In a letter, Mr. Odinga had requested Boinnet to increase his bodyguard from 16 to 50.

According to the NASA Presidential candidate, his security personnel was ‘under strength’ hence the need to beef it up.

Through his Spokesperson Dennis Onyango, Mr. Odinga highlighted that he wanted one officer in the rank of Superintendent, one Chief Inspector, two Inspectors, two Sergeants, four Corporals, and 24 Police Constables. He has also asked for one Mercedes-Benz, four four-wheel-drive vehicles, and six saloon cars.

“Of the six saloon cars, two will be assigned to chase cars (one front and one rear), two will be in the advance team, one will be in Nairobi for use in the deployment of officers and the other to remain in Nairobi for escort on his return when he flies out.

“Of the four 4WD vehicles, one will be in the convoy for Hon Odinga’s use, one in the advance team and one to wait in Nairobi to receive him on return when he flies," a report by the Star quoted.

The former Prime Minister indicated that some of the officers should be deployed to his homes in Nairobi, Kisumu, Bondo and his private office on Capitol Hill, Nairobi.

He also asked Boinnet to give him police officers to guard him while traveling throughout the country on political campaigns.

"The need to have an officer of the rank of Superintendent as in-charge of the detachment is to create effective supervision and discipline in the team as well as proper liaison with the police establishment for administrative and operational matters.

"This will include accountability and timely processing of the officers’ travel allowances when they travel outside their stations. The officer will be deputized by the Chief Inspector. The two Inspectors to be each in charge of the escort teams (one immediate and the other advance),” the letter read in part.

However, the IG denied him the additional security personnel stating that the guards he already had was enough.

Boinnet added that policemen Odinga had were more than what he is entitled to.

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