A contingent of General Service Unit (GSU) officers is on Monday, October 29, said to have blocked the entrance to Kisii Governor Simba Arati’s office.
The officers who were numbering about 30 did not reveal what they had gone to do at the governor’s residence but later, the Kisii police boss denied raids on Arati’s office saying the officers were just resting.
Speaking on the matter, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) governor said there were dark forces fighting him over his stand in fighting corruption.
In a report by the Star Newspaper, Arati predicted that there were people who wanted him impeached.
He said those who want him impeached are mighty adding that they are already bribing the Kisii County Assembly to the tune of KSh 500,000 to start impeachment proceedings against him.
“There are dark and ominous clouds I have seen ahead of me, Pray for me. I have heard that some ward reps have been promised KSh 500,000 each to start impeachment proceedings against me, kindly pray for me we must win,” Arati said.
“These are pro-graft forces fighting me. They are mighty, personally, I don’t have much to fight them, they have everything. I am only armed with a strong conviction that I will win,” he added.
In a statement, Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition party has since condemned the alleged police raid at Kisii Governor Simba Arati’s office.
The opposition party through its Council Executive Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya asked the Kenya Kwanza government to cease and desist from harassing county chiefs.
Oparanya who is also the deputy party leader further alleged that the Monday morning was meant to force Arati to support a particular side.
“Even more baffling is the attempt by the police to command to brush off this bizarre incident with a mediocre explanation that only abuses the intelligence of Kenyans,” Oparanya said.