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Police Spokesperson Charles Owino to Join 2022 politics to transform the Luo community’s future

Police spokesman Charles Owino has hinted at joining politics with the intention of “transforming the Luo community’s future”.

He said the Luo leadership was aging and required fresh and young leaders like him to steer the community ahead.

“I will one day join politics to serve my people. I have a feeling that young leaders should emerge from Nyanza to define the community’s future,” Mr Owino said on Tuesday.

Mr Owino, who was recently promoted to commissioner of police, criticised the current Luo politicians for engaging in rhetoric during campaigns in order to lure voters but give less to development activities.

“We need a leadership that will be keen on developing the community based on truth and realities of life. Some leaders have taken the community for granted for a long time through deceit,” Mr Owino said when he was a guest on Mayienga FMon Tuesday morning.

However, he did not state which political office he will be seeking.

“Right now, I am still a public servant in the Kenya Police Service. I will decide at the right time,” he added.

Mr Owino also urged the Luo community to be tolerant of divergent views and to respect elected leaders.

“Even if you don’t agree with the manner in which a certain leader got into the office, please respect them and the offices they hold. This is when others will also respect us,” said Mr Owino.

“I believe I have what it takes to become a leader and I will confront the circumstances to tell the people my vision. I am a courageous person who cannot be intimidated,” he asserted.

Mr Owino is considered one of the brightest senior officers currently serving in the Kenya Police Service.

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