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Gusii leaders react to latest changes in government

Erick Ong'era
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Former Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet. [Source/Joseph Boinnet/Twitter

The decision by President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint Former Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet to serve as the new Chief Administrative Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife docket has elicited mixed reactions among Gusii local leaders.

The leaders led by ODM politician Samuel Omwando criticized the president saying he has lost focus. 

"It is worrying that Uhuru appointed Boinnet into government just two days after he completed his tenure in the police force. The Head of State could have considered a youthful person for the CAS post," he noted. 

Omwando said Boinnet deserved rest because he hit the retirement age. 

Riana ward MCA Vincent Ariemba protested Boinnet's appointment. 

"Uhuru is losing vision now. How can he appoint someone who has retired yet we have young people who qualifies for the job. Youths have been sidelined in the Jubilee government," he said.  

Rachael Otundo a Kisii politician wondered why Boinnet who could have been left to enjoy his pension was appointed into government. 

"There will be no legacy Uhuru will leave because his appointments are rogue and unacceptable," she argued.  

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