June 17, 2019

Kisumu County Commander Nelson Njiri moved to Airports Authority

The Kisumu County Commander Nelson Njiri has been moved to the Airports Authority as the General Manager in charge of security. The post was initially held by Eric Kiraithe who is currently the Government Spokesman. Mr. Njiri was transferred after the recent Kisumu IEBC protests where a man was shot dead during the incident.
Mwea East OCPD Titus Yoma will take over as the Kisumu County Commander, while Athi River OCPD Kizito Mutoro has been transferred to Mwea East as the OCPD. The new Athi River boss is Mr. Sharma Boy while another senior officer, Aron Moriasi, has been transferred to Samia from Ijara.
The protester who succumbed was shot during CORD demonstrations that are headed by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in his goal to oust IEBC from conducting the 2017 general elections. Police had denied that the protester was shot, saying that he succumbed as a result of being hit by a blunt object.
An autopsy report banished the police statement indicating that the said protester died after being shot.
‘‘One bullet entered Otieno’s body through the upper left arm, ripped through his thorax, tore vital blood vessels, collapsed his lung and stopped in his upper right arm,’’ indicated the autopsy findings.
Fredrick Otieno was shot near Tivoli center and rushed to Aga Khan Hospital where he succumbed to the wounds. Similar violent anti-IEBC demonstrations were witnessed in various towns in the country including Nairobi, Mombasa, Kakamega and Siaya.
On May 25, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy [CORD] temporarily halted the ongoing protests against IEBC to pave way for dialogue with the Jubilee government.
CORD luminaries gave the Jubilee government until June 5th to respond to their call failure to which demonstrations will resume every Monday.
CORD leader Raila Odinga has on many occasions accused IEBC of supporting the Jubilee coalition during the 2013 elections and has also indicated that the Commission is also planning to rig the 2017 general elections in favour of Jubilee.

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