Contractors storm Governors offices over unpaid dues

Contractors in Kisii County on Thursday threatened to seek an injunction to stop the area governor from campaigning until he has paid their dues.

The contractors stormed the County Government offices demanding to be paid before the close of this financial year.

The about 20 contractors mainly doing construction of roads, houses and offices said they needed their pay now as they were not sure the incumbent governor would get another chance in office.

The contractors accused Governor James Ongwae of only paying those from his home constituency, Kitutu Chache North, while sidelining those from other areas whom he deemed supporters of his opponents.

Their spokes person Evans Nyambati accused the governor of politicizing the issue of payment suspecting he was using their money to campaign.

We have tried to reach Ongwae and his financial officers in vain as they are always out of office campaigning, he lamented.

Kenedy Sagina, one of the contractors said he had followed his payment for the last three years, but was not forthcoming and called upon the governor to fast track the process before he loses their votes come August polls.

Sagina said the county government owed various contractors between Shs.200, 000 and Shs.1million.

Efforts to reach the governor or the county executive for finance were futile they were out of office.

Source: Kenya News Agency