Officers from the General Service Unit (GSU) have encircled the office of Kisii Governor Simba Arati, located at Gusii Stadium. Governor Arati, who uses this office as a secondary workspace, was reportedly denied entry into the stadium by the GSU officers.
The GSU officers went a step further, conducting a raid on the Ajiry Centre, an ICT training facility utilized by the county government and situated within the stadium premises. Sources suggest that the GSU officers received their orders from senior government officials.
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This comes amid an ongoing feud between Governor Arati and Silvanus Osoro, the National Assembly Majority Whip. Osoro recently cautioned that additional police deployment was imminent in Kisii, purportedly to curb what he described as escalating hooliganism.
Governor Arati, anticipating such actions, had previously challenged law enforcement agencies to conduct any investigations or activities during daylight hours, rather than resorting to nighttime raids.
“The national government and county governments complement each other. These tendencies toward dividing our youth along political lines should stop. All these people are my people. We have 95,000 motorcycle riders, but I implore them to ensure peace. If you send the police to injure our youth, we will not agree,” the governor stated in a public address on Sunday.