Former Rift Valley region police boss George Natembeya has explained why he was transferred to serve in the Office of the President despite his resignation.
Going by the letter from the Interior Principal Secretary (PS) Karanja Kibicho, the regional commissioner was redeployed to the Office of the President immediately after the renunciation of the top job.
Natembeya called it quits so that he can focus on politics as he is eyeing the Trans Nzoia County gubernatorial seat.
In an interview with a local publication on January 13, Natembeya said that his redeployment is a move to allow time for the Authorities to clear him from service and prepare his pensions before he can finally quit completely.
“I have resigned from the government. But when you want to exit government, there are some procedures to be followed, and there are clearances to be done. That’s what we are doing now,” Natembeya stated.
“I had accrued so many leave days, so many of these exiting procedures will be covered within the leave days, that is why you see I have been deployed to the OP headquarters, but basically, I have resigned.”
Upon his resignation, the outspoken law enforcement officer stated that he will apply the overlord skills that he accrued in public service to serve the people of Trans Nzoia when he wins the race for governorship in the 2022 General Elections.
“I am letting go of this police uniform and duties. I won’t be seen in it unless under extraordinary circumstances,”
“I will take all my experience in the National Government to the County Government and help the people of Trans Nzoia.”
Following this development, Makueni County Commissioner Mohamed Ahmed Maalim takes over the office initially occupied by Natembeya.