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There seems to be so much drama being served to members of Kisumu County from their county leaders.

On Tuesday morning, Kisumu County’s Chief of Staff Patrick Ouya was grilled after it emerged that he’d threatened to shoot the County Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o and his deputy Mathews Owili.

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He was however released after an intervention by senior county officials suggesting to have the matter handled according to the county’s administration procedures.


According to a confirmed source, the Chief of Staff had confronted the Governor seeking explanations over a KES 360M allocation that had been made to the County Assembly, which was allegedly reversed by the executive.

Trouble broke when the Governor’s security unit denied him entry to the office as there was a meeting going on.

“The Chief of Staff in an unexplained and unwarranted fit of rage accosted the Governor’s security personnel, attempted to forcefully gain entry into the Governor’s office who was by then holding a meeting with some very important guests and threatened to shoot everybody including the Governor,” read the statement from the head of the governor’s security unit Alloice Ager.

This was a day after the same man threatened the Deputy Governor, creating panic within the Prosperity House.

Ouya however denied such claims arguing that he had no firearm at the time of the incident, a statement which was later confirmed true after detectives searched his office and found no firearm.


The drama happened less than 24 hours after another County official, Executive Member for Economic Planning Richard Ogendo was also grilled for allegedly assaulting his Chief Officer Ms. Margaret Ouma.

Ms Ouma had claimed that Ogendo stormed her office on April 24 before engaging her in an argument over matters in her docket before assaulting her.

Richard Ogendo
Richard Ogendo

Ogendo however confirmed that he was indeed at Central Police Station but denied the arrest allegations being peddled online, saying he had just been summoned to give his side of the story over the case then allowed to go home.

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