BY OUR CORRESPONDENT.
A money minting racket in which Kisumu county government loses a whooping sh 3 million daily through corrupt traffic and KRA officers in cahoots with bus stage cartel has been exposed.
According to multiple insiders at the governor’s office, is said to be leading a flashy life courtesy of untaxed revenue a move that is said to have contributed to the poor performance posted by the Kisumu county government, which recently scored one percent in World Bank rating.
The dirty money according to our investigations is collected by two well known ghost workers from the Kisumu county government operating under blessings of troubled governor Jack Ranguma.
The duo said to be equally rich given their position in the corruption mix are one Muga and Rashid Onda and who have not been affected by the usually frequent transfers.
Others controlling a catalogue of dubious businesses at the bus park stage are Jacksnee,Jacktone Ojuang aka Ponge, Daudi,Paulo and Kobi who is also believed to be in money laundering business for the cartel.
Apart from enjoying un-taxed money the group has also been accused by matatu owners of charging sky-scraping illegal fee for one to be allowed enter the stage and collect passengers.
‘’We are calling upon the government to intervene and rescue us from this group who have threatened to unleash terror on us whenever we fail to cooperate’’ said one matatu owner who requested not to be named for fear of victimization.
Recently a manager at the National petrol station at the stage complained to this writer saying the dreaded group has turned his place into a parking place and his move to kick them out of the place have only been met by threats.
Further investigations reveal that the wealthy group driving luxurious vehicles prefer a downtown hotel (Mafudh hotel), where they hand over the loot to the corrupt officers from KRA and traffic police department.
Efforts to reach KRA regional boss and the governor for their comments bore no fruits as officials at their respective office indicated that they were not in the office by the time of going to press.