The Acting Head of Inspectorate at the Kisumu County Government Willy Lugusa has resigned following a video that went viral where County askaris were seen dragging a female hawker on the road close to 500m.
Lugusa tendered his resignation in a letter to governor Anyang’ Nyongo dated March 26.
The incident happened on March 24 and Lugusa has termed it unsociable, diabolical and against the rules of natural justice.
“I hereby take full responsibility for the acts committed thereto. I hereby extend my deepest regret to all the people of Kisumu County and the nation as a whole for this is not what the county government of Kisumu represents,” he said in the letter.
Lugusa is a former Police Commander and had served various positions before he retired as a senior officer.
Nine askaris suspected to have been behind the assault were arraigned at the Kisumu Law Courts on Friday where they denied the charges and freed on Sh50,000 cash bail each.
The nine include Victor Odiyo Ochieng, Kevin Omondi, George Otieno, Paul Ochieng, Faith Akoth, Martin Olwa, Josphat Odera, Vincent Otieno and Josphat Rowa.
They were charged with assaulting a city trader they had arrested for hawking her wares in the Central Business District.
The officials, who were captured on camera dragging Beatrice Atieno on tarmac road last Wednesday, were arrested after the video went viral.
On the video the woman was seen being dragged behind a speeding county pickup, with her lower limbs on the tarmac.