(Fire fighters finding their way to Kisumu county finance offices)
Kisumu county fire that broke out on Sunday evening selectively razed down finance offices, Ifmis section, which is seated in the second floor of prosperity house, the county headquarters.
Amongst the documents burnt before the county fire fighters put out the inferno include, the pending bills files belonging to contractors who worked in the time of Jack Ranguma, computers and other unspecified items.
Residence believe the Kisumu inferno was meant to cover the evidence on”Fraud, forgery, and malice” and general “sabotage” payment of contractors and salaries for Kisumu county workers.
“But this idea of burning financial documents to tamper with evidence is archaic and outdated.” A resident said.
A similar incident happened in Migori, Homa Bay, Kitui and Busia counties. It’s believed that those incidences are intentional and meant to conceal evidence pertaining to corruption cases or when the county government is planning not to make payments on pending bills.
Busia county for example, lost crucial finance documents in a fire that broke down at 2am. What surprised detectives and the general public is that the said fire happened in the vicinity of a state-of-the-art fire engine equipment worth sh55 million. This happened days after Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong had been arrested by EACC detectives over sh8 million that was awarded through questionable contracts.