Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga is now urging the police to strengthen her security, following the killing of her three German Shepherd dogs that she had been counting on for protection at her Nyahera home.
Ms Odinga lamented over the suspicious incident wondering whether it was intended to scare her over what she termed as her growing popularity in the area.
“I don’t know the intention but I fear for my life. This week one died, last week and the other week also. This trend is worrying me a lot and I cannot now spend my night in Nyahera.
“I don’t know whether the killing of the dogs, which have been my only source of security, has a connection to my popularity across the county,” the deputy governor said adding that her veterinary doctor confirmed the dogs were poisoned.
Kisumu North police boss Peter Omanwa, however, noted that Ms Odinga had not reported the incident to the police.
“Let her make a formal report before we can launch investigations. Right now, I'm not in a position to make further comments,” Mr Omanwa told the Star.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s sister asserted that she had not been assigned security officers at her home, but she was not bothered since she had the German Shepherds. Ms Odinga now says she cannot gamble with her security.
Last week, the police department indicated that it would be drawing up a criteria to be used in assigning security details to senior officials in the National and County Government.