In Summary
  • Vauxhall Holdings Limited has raised concerns over the Sh3.5 million rent arrears owed to them.
  • The Nation has learnt that the DG appears to have been bottling up frustrations.
  • Mr Ager stated that payment of Dr Owili's medical cover is up to date.

Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathews Owili is a man under siege.

This follows a revelation by a senior county official and interviews with some close county staff that unearthed the recent eviction notice as an in-house controversy as claims of embarrassment and attempts to frustrate him to resign emerged.

The county official revealed to the Nation that there appears to be malice in the failure by the county government to settle the deputy governor’s rent arrears owed to a property owner whose house in the leafy suburbs of Milimani Estate Dr Owili resides in.

EMBARRASS OWILI

He revealed that the move was to embarrass the deputy governor and could be among other reasons an attempt to frustrate Dr Owili, who came back to the country from an overseas trip in the United States last week, to bow out of his position.

In a letter dated September 30 and addressed to the county secretary, Vauxhall Holdings Limited has raised concerns over the Sh3.5 million rent arrears owed to them.

The rent arrears had accrued to Sh273, 844 by that date and another Sh3.2 million owed to United Millers in pending bills.

FRUSTRATIONS

However, the Nation has learnt that the DG appears to have been bottling up frustrations within the executive for more than a year after it emerged that he is not enjoying many of the benefits that come with his office.

Apart from not having his rent paid in time, the deputy governor has been without a medical insurance scheme for a whole year yet he is entitled to Sh5.5 million, forcing him to, at times, depend on the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to settle his medical bills.

MEDICAL COVER

According to documents seen by the Nation, Dr Owili is entitled to an annual medical cover for himself and family, including spouse and up to four children below 25 years fully defendant.

Dr Owili is also yet to get his official vehicle and car loan which, according to the government ceilings on remuneration and benefits for a deputy governor is Sh5 million as well as monthly airtime of Sh15,000.

CLAIMS DENIED

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