Governors send tough message to Boinett after Lonyangapuo’s security was withdrawn
His security was withdrawn on Friday!
In a statement, the CoG chairperson Governor Josephat Nanok demanded that Lonyangapuo’s security be restored with immediate effect, because there was no official communication to the governor.
“The Council of Governors strongly condemns the recent withdrawal of security detail attached to Prof. John Lonyagapuo. We note that the Governors body guards have been withdrawn from his official residence without notice. To this moment, no explanation of the same has been communicated,” read part of the statement.
He went on to say that the security withdrawal showed a conflict of interest between discharging public duties and fulfilling personal interests and that the IG should formally communicate to Governor Lonyangapuo and have the security officers replaced.
Lonyangapuo’s security withdrawn
Police officers attached to West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo and his home were withdrawn on Thursday after he stormed a road block and forcefully freed a boda-boda rider who had been detained by police along the Kapenguria-Lodwar highway.
The governor warned Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i and Inspector General of Police to train their officers on how to deal with Kenyans or face the wrath of the public.
He had confronted officers at the roadblock and demanded that they free Leonard Powen, who had been shackled against his motorcycle.
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