In Summary
  • The late vice-president, registered as Ajuma Oginga Odinga, and Dr Oburu Oginga were in the list of land rate defaulters.
  • Prof Nyong’o’s apology came after family members Omondi Odinga and Ruth Odinga termed the report malicious.
  • In a statement, the governor apologised and said the late Jaramogi’s name was published “erroneously”.

Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has apologised to the family of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga for the inclusion of his name in a list of land rate defaulters.

The late vice-president, registered as Ajuma Oginga Odinga, and Dr Oburu Oginga were in the list. A committee said that Ajuma Oginga Odinga, the owner of Kisumu Bloc 12/222, owed the county Sh7,774,099 and Dr Oginga Sh295,743.

FAMILY’S RESPONSE

Prof Nyong’o’s apology came after family members Omondi Odinga and Ruth Odinga termed the report malicious.

Mr Omondi claimed it was aimed at ruining the family’s reputation.

In a statement on Monday, Governor Nyong’o said the late Jaramogi’s name was published “erroneously”.

He did not, however, mention Dr Oginga’s case.

BALLOONING ACCOUNT

The governor explained that the county compiled the list in an effort to manage the ballooning land rates account, a circumstance that has had serious implications on revenue management.

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