The county government of Kisumu is on the spot for renovating a senior police commander’s house in a bid to cajole the National Police Service (NPS) in an ongoing investigation by the police and anti-graft agency on various improprieties in the county.
An investigation by Nation unearthed how Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o allegedly ordered officials in the Business, Corporative and Marketing (BCM) department to renovate the police commander’s house to the tune of Sh2.5 million.
This is despite the fact that NPS which falls under the Ministry of Interior is a unit within the national government. According to documents seen by Nation, Sh2,498,542 is said to have been spent to renovate the house during the financial year 2018/19, despite the fact that the project had not been budgeted for and normal tendering processes deliberately flouted.
Former BCM Executive Member Richard Ogendo, stated that Prof Nyong’o had instructed him to ensure the house is renovated.
Prof Nyong’o’s spokesperson Aloice Ager exonerated the governor from blame adding he was not aware of the said works.
This article was originally published by The Daily Nation.