Face off over proposal for Ksh.25M Kisumu Governor’s house

Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o. PHOTO/FILE
Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o. PHOTO/FILE

Kisumu Senator Fred Outa was on Friday engaged in a war of words with the county government over plans to construct a Ksh.25million house for Governor Anyang Nyongo.

According to the county government spokesman Alloys Ager, Ksh.25million was set aside for the house in the 2018/2019 budget as well as an additional 15million.

A spot check by Citizen Digital revealed that the Kisumu County Government has invited tenders for construction of the proposed governor’s residence.

“Bidders shall not contact or discuss any aspect of their tender with the Kisumu County after closing date and before the receipt of notification of award of tender or letter of regret is applicable. Any such contact shall lead to disqualification,” the advertisement reads.

“The County Government of Kisumu does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender,” the notice adds.

Interested parties are expected to submit their sealed tenders before April 25, 2019.

Last year, another row erupted over plans to buy the Kisumu governor a new house with lobby groups saying it was not a priority.

“We are currently struggling with inadequate funds for critical services in the county, diverting money to purchase of a house to the comfort of some individuals is selfish and uncalled for,” Mr Chris Owala, the Director of Community Initiative Action Group Kenya (CIAG), told the Daily Nation.

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