Rift Valley police boss George Natembeya has resigned from his position, on Wednesday, January 12, to focus on his political ambitions.
Natambeya said he will leave the police force after 25 years of service to start preparing for his next career as a politician.
The regional police boss is eyeing the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat in the August general elections.
“I will on Wednesday formally announce my resignation to focus on politics as l seek the backing of residents of Trans Nzoia to become their governor,” Natembeya announced.
He becomes the first high-ranking government official to resign from office and officially join the political world.
State officers, according to the law, are expected to resign from public office six months before the date of the election.
Natembeya is seeking to succeed Governor Patrick Khaemba who is serving his last term as Trans Nzoia Governor.
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