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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Corrupt of Kakamega county wage fightback

An internal report prepared by Kakamega county chief of staff Nabii Nabwera and obtained by Weekly Citizen has revealed details of how the county government intends to fight back critics of Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
Two members of the county assembly have been earmarked in the campaign through smear campaigns, arrests and general humiliation.
The paper addressed to the governor lists 16 critics of the governor among them, a Mumias-based civil rights group, Bunge La Haki, Usawa na Maendeleo.
The two members of the assembly include Mayiakalo ward’s Cleophas Malala and Namamali’s Kelvin Olengo who are some of the critics earmarked to be brought  down to size,  according to the confidential dossier.
The report dated February 26 seems to suggest that friendly MCAs and or the law- abiding ones will be in a better position to “deal with dissenting voices”.
Malala has almost always launched lone-ranger criticisms against the county government and has managed to keep Oparanya on his toes over corruption. Due to this, it is said, he is a target of the plot by Nabwera.
The civil society led by Boniface Manda and Musa Ekaya is locked in a court battle with the governor over public expenditure, a thing that has seen Oparanya change most of his decisions due to pressure.
Weekly Citizen also came across communication between the chief of staff and two other officers accusing ministers of corruption. Among those mentioned include industrialisation minister Robert Sumbi.