Mig­ori ex-coun­cil­lors to get send-off pay

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

Mig­ori Gov­er­nor Okoth Obado has said his govern­ment will al­lo­cate a send-off pack­age worth mil­lions of shillings to former coun­cil­lors from the next sup­ple­men­tary bud­get.

Obado said he will call a meet­ing be­tween Mig­ori MCAs and the 236 former coun­cil­lors to en­sure when the pe­ti­tion is tabled in Fe­bru­ary it “passes on smoothly with­out any re­sis­tance”. Obado said the amount was agreed on by both teams. “Former coun­cil­lors were paid peanuts, de­spite do­ing a lot of work in the then coun­cils, which paved way to form the county gov­ern­ments,” he said.

Obado said Mig­ori will join Si­aya county, which will spend Sh372 mil­lion as a send-off pack­age for 248 former coun­cilors. In Si­aya, each former coun­cil­lor will re­ceive Sh1.5 mil­lion be­fore the end of the year and later have a Sh30,000 monthly al­lowance. Mig­ori Former Coun­cilors Fo­rum chair­man Eli­jah Ouma said the move was ‘God sent’.

MANUEL ODENY

Gov­er­nor Okoth Obado when he was in­stalled an el­der by former coun­cil­lors in Mig­ori town on Fri­day/

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