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Concern as vocal Kisumu MCA ‘goes missing’

A vocal member of the County Assembly of Kisumu has gone missing.

Neighbours of Kapuonja area woke up on Friday morning to find his car abandoned with all doors wide open in what the family suspected to be a kidnap.

The Central Ward Representative Paul Odhiambo Okiri popularly known as ‘Manager’ has been on the forefront calling for accountability for the missing Sh105 million ward development fund.

The Assembly had on Wednesday asked George Akong’o Anyonga to step aside in his position as the Chief Officer and Fund Administrator to pave way for investigations on allegedly misuse of funds meant to develop 35 wards of Kisumu County, a matter that generated a lot of heat in the assembly leading to bitter exchange among members.

INVESTIGATIONS

Already residents of the ward have staged demos within the ward fearing that the MCA might have been killed and his body dumped elsewhere.

Protesters have already blocked the Kisumu-Maseno road asking the police to expedite investigations into the alleged abduction.

Kisumu County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed said the matter has been reported at Maseno police station.

“His car and his phone were found intact near his neighbor’s garden,” said Mr Mohammed.

He added that investigations has commenced into the matter.