All MCAs in Kisumu are officially contractors and now they are ones who decide who gets what contracts.
An example is the Railways MCA, who constructed a Sh5m public toilet at Lwangni beach, but the toilet has since been demolished and the MCA paid.
The Kisumu town CBD is undergoing a facelift of Sh800m funded by the World Bank but no one has seen any billboard detailing the project.
Residents are now asking who the contractor is and when the tender was advertised.
“Why hide this information from the public? Ironically, a secondhand Toyota Prado was recently purchased by the county government at whopping Sh19 million. The tender team was headed by Haggai Kadiri while Eric Agwenyi was a member,” they said.
Devolution which is here to stay was founded on the principle of bringing development closer to the people and that ‘is why Kenyans especially the Kisumu county residents embraced it’.
However, the residents are now crying foul after the ODM buffoonery guillotined their democratic rights during the 2017 general elections and pushed down their throats incompetent leaders both at the county assembly and at the executive.
The county government and the assembly are now the epitomised centre for corruption, ineptitude, nepotism and family patronage where a female member of the county first family whose word is law even chairs cabinet sessions when the husband now christened “Johnny Walker” is out touring the world.
Pictures emerged on social media of the lady in question enjoying the coastal sandy beaches accompanied by a young male member of staff now referred to as “The Kisumu Ben Ten” courtesy of county government funds.
The high level of impunity is the order of the day within the administration, respect for procurement guidelines has been thrown through the window and it is an alien thing where accountants within the respective departments are now landlords and drive brand new cars. It is no secret that if a lifestyle audit was to be conducted on all Kisumu county government accountants, the EACC Kisumu office would go home.