Greedy County top official arrested for putting wife on payroll

With this harsh economy people will do anything in order to survive.

A Vihiga County payroll officer has been arrested for irregularly including his wife on payroll.

The officer, name withheld, was taken in on Thursday morning as it merged that more than Sh500,000 has been paid to the ghost worker so far.


He was arrested alongside the county payroll manager while one of his assistants implicated in the scandal is still on the run.

The two suspects were locked up at the Mbale Police Station and will be presented to court once investigations are completed.

Mr Mbuni said Governor Wilber Ottichilo administration is fighting ghost workers who have infiltrated the county payroll. There are plans to overhaul the payroll, Mr Mbuni said.

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