Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has appealed to residents to stop selling their pieces of land in a bid to secure county government jobs.
Ojaamong said all vacancies available in respective county offices will be advertised and applicants picked on merit.
He made the appeal on Saturday during the burial of retired army officer Julius Olekete alias Jukos at Aboloi village in Teso North Sub County.
He warned cartels misusing his name and conning unsuspecting job applicants that their days were numbered.
I have received numerous reports that a section of residents have sold their pieces of land to secure jobs.
The same cartels have been alleging that the money is meant for me. Why should I demand for bribes? Jobs are advertised with successful applicants picked on merit, he said warning the culprits that he will not sit and watch innocent residents being conned.
Ojaamong pledged to work closely with all elected leaders in the County for the benefit of Busia residents.
Former Deputy Secretary in the Office of the President Ben Akwara-who is now the chairman of the Busia County Retirees Sacco, eulogized Olekete as having been his contact in the department of defense when he was the chairman of Harambee Sacco.
Source: Kenya News Agency