Embattled Migori Governor Okoth Obado has landed in yet another den after operations in his county stalls due to lack of transportation. The county’s departmental cars have been grounded after Obado’s administration failed to pay third party insurers.
According to a spot check by the Nation, the only operating Migori county vehicles are hospital ambulances. Governor Okoth Obado’s office chase cars are also grounded.
The rest of the vehicles lie dormant at the parking yards of various units. County drivers who are avoiding the inevitable financial crisis are now working for private individuals. According to Migori county drivers who spoke to media on anonymity, they have been reporting to work for the last three months but have not worked because the vehicles are yet to be insured.
“We report to work as usual, bask in the sun for the better part of the day then leave to our homes without doing anything. We now offer services to private entities as long as they can pay. We cannot stay idle for three months yet we have financial obligations to meet,” one of the drivers told the source.
West Kanyamkago MCA, Peter Mijungu, who is the Transport Committee Chairman refused to comment on the issues that has crippled the county.
However, Erick Mwango, the Migori County Fleet Manager bolstered that the vehicles have only been grounded for two weeks. According to Mwango, the delay has been caused by the sluggish pace of the procurement department.
“We grounded the vehicles and forwarded all the requirements to the procurement department. We are still waiting for their feedback since the buck stops at their desk. The new insurance can only be gotten after tenders are advertised and that is yet to be effected. Our hands are tied since we cannot release the vehicles to the departments in their current state,” Mwango said.
Kenya Insights allows guest blogging, if you want to be published on Kenya’s most authoritative and accurate blog, have an expose, news, story angles, human interest stories, drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or via Telegram
Babu Owino Talks About An Assassination Attempt On Him
Uhuru’s Niece Run KICC Now Risks Auction Over Sh400M Debt
Sarah Wairimu Wants Call Records Of Uhuru’s Relatives And DCI Kinoti Revealed In Cohen’s Case
Treasury Nets Sh33bn From State Agencies
Logistics Company Sues Barclays Bank Over Contravening Agreement
Musalia’s ANC Party Suspends Cleophas Malala For Supporting Raila And ODM
Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa On Using Digital Technologies To Grow Businesses and Nations
Saudi-Owned Almar Water To Build Sh10 Billion Water Desalination Plant In Turkana
Mombasa Tycoon Wants Governor Joho Jailed For Contempt
KQ’s CEO Sebastian Mikosz Proposes A Law That Will Compel All Kenyans To Fly On Kenya Airways Only
Olympian Who Attempted To Run At Eliud Kipchoge’s 42KM Constant Speed, Collapses Before Finishing 1KM
Tanzania’s President Pombe Magufuli Resurface To Dispel Health Rumors
DP Ruto’s Aligned KPA MD Daniel Manduku Is Under Siege
Activist Boniface Mwangi Messages Uhuru On His Birthday
Ex-Othaya MP Mary Wambui Secretely Moves To Retired President Kibaki’s State Home
Incoming Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa Has An Impressive CV
Desperation: Cornered Government Now Engages High Propaganda Machinery To Discredit SGR Protests
Sportpesa Could Be Coming Back To Business
Safaricom Introduces A Data Plan With No Expiry Date After Lawsuit
Audio Update: Safaricom To Recover All Data Acquired In The Heist
Opinion2 weeks ago
David Ndii: Stawi Banking, Another One From The Kenyatta’s On State Capture
News1 week ago
Disappointed DP Ruto Locks Out Mariga Team From His Karen Home
Sci & Tech2 weeks ago
If You’re Using An Android Phone, Delete These Dangerous Apps
Sci & Tech2 weeks ago
How To Stop People From Adding You To Annoying WhatsApp Groups
News1 week ago
KEBS Bans Dola, Kifaru, Jembe Ugali And Others Over High Aflatoxin
Investigations1 week ago
Corruption And Ethnic Imbalance At University of Kabianga
Politics2 weeks ago
Ruto’s Cash Crunch And Political Nightmare
News2 weeks ago
KRA Now After Betika Over Sh1.75 Billion