Arati makes formal complaint at DCI headquarters

Kisii Governor Simba Arati. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

Kisii Governor Simba Arati has lodged an official complaint at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi over what he termed as conspiracy by some police officers to defeat just.

He was accompanied by lawyers James Orengo and Otiende Amolo.

Addressing the media after appearing before the sleuths, the two lawyers said they had escorted Arati to ensure action is taken against a top regional police officer they accuse of abuse of office.

According to the Siaya Governor, Arati was operating under difficult circumstances caused by some government officials, who are using security officers to execute their agenda, which was to ensure that he does not serve the people of Kisii.

“We have come here today on the account of Kisii Governor Simba Arati operating under very difficult circumstances due to persecution and intimidation being orchestrated by senior security officers at the behest of senior politicians who do not want him to serve the people of Kisii as expected,” said Orengo.

He said security officers were intending to plant weapons at the governor’s residence so that they can have grounds of arresting him and charging him in court. Arati and his lawyers want the matter investigated.

Amollo said they were filing a complaint to DCI against their own officer, and that they are waiting keenly to see what action will be taken against him.

Arati said his decision to make a complaint arose from information that had come to his attention through an online audio clip, in which some people are heard plotting with other officers to plant weapons at his residence in Kisii and in various residences of people perceived to be supporting him. He says he made the report for appropriate action to be taken. 

By AFP 16 hrs ago
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