Kisumu deputy governor Mathews Owili’s security detail withdrawn
Kisumu deputy governor Mathews Owili is surprised at the sudden withdrawal of his security detail that comes in the wake of his recent involvement in the mass demonstrations.
Owili confirmed that his security had been withdrawn. He has since made arrangements for private security.
"I know that we are being victimized for standing up to fight to lower the cost of living," he said
Owili, nevertheless, maintained he won't be cowed by the move to withdraw his security.
"We will stand with Azimio leader Raila Odinga on all fronts," he asserted.
Owili has actively been involved in the demos, while his boss Prof Anyang Nyong'o has never been seen on the streets.
Instead, Nyong'o issued a statement to condemn acts of hooliganism witnessed during the opposition demonstrations.
Apart from Owili, Kisumu County Assembly speaker Elisha Oraro and Kisumu Central Member of Parliament (MP) Joshua Oron who have been leading the demonstrations.
Nyanza Regional police boss John Karanja couldn't be reached to explain why Owilis security had to be withdrawn ahead of Monday's mass demonstrations.
Owili joins some of the opposition MPs whose security detail have since been withdrawn.