Vihiga county secretary Ezekiel Ayego is now living in fear after cartels determined to bring down Vihiga county governor Wilber Ottichilo’s administration engaged in dirty tricks to scare him from working smoothly. It is said the cartels who work in Ottichilo’s government have sensed the danger of being caught up and have resorted to threats of witchcraft to scare Ayiego from going for them.
The family was shocked when they discovered a note, funny herbs and remains of the chicken bones well packed in the carton thrown in their compound. The hand-written note warned Ayiego against sacking staff or he will face the repercussions. Ayiego and Vihiga county public service board chairman Frankline Esipira are facing a tough task of containing the cartels in the county public service that are out to sabotage Ottichilo’s administration. Ottichilo has been asked to clean the county human resource department led by Millicent Madara and the county payroll officers. The demotion of once upon a time of acting count secretary Philip Gavuna to gender and sports docket left many puzzled.
Gavuna was a self-proclaimed super chief officer and his demotion sounded a warning to many in the executive that they will not be spared if they mess up. Police in Vihiga collected the items that many said are handwork of a desperate primitive man and launched investigations to net the culprits behind the idiocy. Efforts to reach Ayiego on his phone were fruitless but those close to him say that the matter will not scare him from transacting his duties effectively. Ottichilo has expressed his worry that he may be forced to lay off some of the county staff and trim development project’s funding if the senate adopted the disputed revenue sharing formula. He is regretting why he quit teaching while serving as principal of Chesamis in Bungoma.
A former powerful face in the Ottichillo office is behind the saga.