Delegates hold officers hostage over seminar pay
Delegates who represented Siaya in the recent National Youth Conference on Peace yesterday held county officials hostage at a Bondo hotel, demanding their allowances.
They demanded Sh10,000 for the four days they spent at the conference, not Sh1,500 the county wanted to offer them. They blocked county Youth Affairs director Winnie Oyugi from leaving the Green Court Hotel, where they had been booked.
Official Peter Otieno sought police intervention after the situation almost degenerated into a fight.The youths claimed Otieno had informed them the county allocated Sh3.5 million and each delegate was to pocket Sh10,000, only to be told in the afternoon to sign Sh1,500 vouchers. They pledged to stay put in the hotel until they are paid.