Wonders will never cease…An official working in Vihiga county has been arrested for irregularly including his wife on payroll.
It emerged that he had paid his wife ‘the ghost worker’more than 500,000 thus the reason why he was taken in for questioning.He was arrested alongside the county payroll manager while one of his assistants implicated in the scandal is still on the run.
They were locked up at the Mbale Police Station and will be presented to court once investigations are completed.
The county’s Public Service Executive Paul Mbuni said that the woman is not an employee of the county government but has been earning every month.
Mr Mbuni said Governor Wilberforce Ottichilo’s administration is fighting ghost workers who have infiltrated the county payroll. There are plans to overhaul the payroll.