Charles Owino is a word that many Kenyans smoothly identified with having been a long serving National Police Service Representative. He is an straightforward individual who got livened when it came to protecting police officers. Owino occurred on a number of discussions and wowed viewers with his articulateness as well as a suave power to answer tricky questions that smeared police officers in bad light.
The high-ranking official is all geared up to run for the Siaya gubernatorial chair in the 2022 general elections.
Mr. Owino disclosed in an earlier discussion that he had clocked the age of 50.
The outspoken cop has performed in various capacities before landing where he is at the juncture.
In January 2018, he acquired a promotion and was anointed the director of communication services in the National Police Service. He assumed over the role from George Kinoti who was assigned the head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
The earlier year, he had been nominated assistant inspector general alongside seven other senior administrators.
From mid-2013, he had performed as OCPD Njoro before being transferred to Ndiwa. He was then put in control of security in Kisumu county.
Transferred to Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms & Light Weapons (KNFP)
Charles Owino has transferred to the Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms & Light Weapons (KNFP) in the latest modifications announced by the Inspector General of Police. He will be the assistant director.
In February 2021, he communicated his intention to withdraw from the police force and launch into politics.
He will contest for the Siaya gubernatorial chair and is optimistic of being the next county boss.
“I have performed in the police service and I am qualified to win. I am your son & I have in the past not stood close to ODM and its elected leaders due to the spirit of my work and now that they are in the system, I have modeled with them and appreciated their company,” he was mentioned by Kenyans.co.ke.
He further noted that he will introduce endurable projects to benefit the people of the county.
Wealth and Corruption
After working in the force for a period, he is able to live comfortably. During a vetting procedure years earlier, he voluntarily divulged his source of wealth. He said he is the only residence solution of problems confronting the police service. The retired deputy inspector general disclosed that he gets millions from his fish farm.
He went on to say that criminality in the service was attributable to poor morale & lack of proper compensation, that it was unjust to put so much power in a person with too little in their pockets.
“It is said that a police officer armed with a dog & a gun is earning sh16,000 in a month corresponded to a KK guard who merits Sh35,000 only with a rungu,” he stated in a 2015 interview.
As a man in the spotlight from time to time, he has decided to keep his family out of the general eye. However, he once disclosed that he lost the mother of his kids because of a hit-and-run accident, but justice was never conformed since no one got the car’s number plate.