CS rubbishes claims about missing KDF officer

Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo has termed as alarmist and irresponsible sentiments made by Kisumu Senator Prof Anyang Nyong’o that a KDF officer had gone missing.

The CS presented Colonel J.M Owuoth to the press proving that he is alive and well.

Nyong’o had told journalists in Kisumu Monday that the family of Owuoth had reported him missing, a day after being sent on compulsory leave and demanded for immediate investigations on the whereabouts of the military officer.

Nyong’o had also claimed that Owuoth was handed the suspension after confirming the authenticity of military correspondence released by the opposition leaders to the public last week.

The documents detailed an alleged military role in the elections, with NASA leaders claiming that there were plans to favour the ruling Jubilee Party’s presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta.

CS Omamo dismissed the documents saying they were fake.

While addressing the press on Tuesday, Omamo said such alarmist statements are not only a threat to the security of the state but could cause anxiety to the officers and their families.

“Statements of these kind are aimed at destabilizing, fracturing and causing division and disaffection withini the ranks of KDF. The precipitate fear and apprehension across the country,” she said.

The CS urged Kenyans to maintain peace as we approach the general elections, during and after the polls.


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