Kisumu county governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o was duped sh1.4 million by his trusted aide. The monies were released to meet the burial expenses for the 6 bouncers who were killed in Busia.
The six bouncers namely William Omondi(Sisqo), Elvis Odoyo, Evans Onyango, Richard Oduor, David Okeyo, and Philip Kwach were murdered in cold blood during the funeral of Johannes, a businessman in Masebula village, Busia. This was after it allegedly became unclear who they were and on whose invite they were securing the coffin.
It is reported that the bouncers had been contracted to provide security services during a funeral service of a murdered businessman.
The governor who likes transparency and accountability was for the first time allegedly duped by Aloice Ager, a trusted ally who serves as the county’s communication director.
The county had agreed to cater for the burial expenses of the six bouncers who were killed in Busia about two weeks ago. Ager went ahead and took the monies in cash, left the burial committee stranded and began operating as alone ranger without the input of anyone, only to pocket the funeral monies. The communication boss had lied to the governor that the money was spent in buying coffins and hiring hearses to transport the bodies.
It was until the requiem mass of the bouncers at Boya Primary school in Nyando that the county boss was shocked to learn the money did not actually meet the intended expenses, that the information by his aide was actually false and was founded on sinking sand. This was after Senator Fred Outa informed mourners during the memorial service mass that his office had footed all the burial expenses.
It is said that Governor Nyong’o asked Ager to produce all the receipts for every payment made to account for all the money. This came after Ager had requested for more monies to clear ‘pending bills’ that had accrued during the funeral. It’s not clear how the communication boss will forge in all the required receipts in time. This happened at a time the county government is keen on dealing with cartels at the county.
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