West Pokot: Assistant Chief arrested in murder case
An assistant chief has been arrested in connection to a land and murder case in West Pokot County.
According to a report by KNA, the County Commissioner Apollo Okello also summoned his assistant for questioning on the same matter.
It is alleged that the administrator for Katikomor sub-location, Peter Lowasikou, and his brothers acquired a titled deed for a piece of group-owned land, and attacked a family leading to the death of one of the members.
Reports said relatives of the local administrator raided the family Longiro Lwokwasit at Katuyunwo village on Wednesday evening and shot him with a poisoned arrow which resulted to his death.
Mr. Okello said the Assistant County Commissioner was lenient in his work.
“It shows that the area ACC has absconded his duties and failed to maintain order in the area since he is always absent from his area of work after he was posted. The land problem and killings should not have happened if he was serious with his work,” said the county commissioner
West Pokot Governor lauded the move saying the suspended leaders should serve as examples.
“I support the dismissal of the two government officers, the teacher and assistant chief; let them be taken to court to serve as an example to the rest. Reluctant police officers should also face the axe,” said Lonyangapuo