Chief of Staff sacked for allegedly threatening to shoot Governor Nyong’o

Chief of Staff sacked for allegedly threatening to shoot Governor Nyong’o

Kisumu County Chief of Staff Patrick Lumumba Ouya has been sacked for allegedly threatening to shoot his boss, Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.

In a termination letter issued Tuesday evening, Governor Nyong’o accused Mr. Lumumba of gross misconduct, directing him to vacate office immediately.

“I have today terminated your appointment as Chief of Staff with effect from June 12, 2018 due to gross misconduct unbefiting of a public officer and contrary to  Article 75 of the Constitution and Article 40 of the County Government Act.

“Please hand  in all County property and equipment in his possession to the county secretary immediately.”

Reports indicate that Mr. Lumumba apparently summoned two people from the governor’s security detail to his office and told them that he would shoot their boss.

The two then hurriedly informed the governor who called the police.

According to County Police Commander John Kamau, a search was conducted in Mr. Lumumba’s office but no gun was found.

He is a licensed fire arm holder.

The Chief of Staff was then taken to the Central Police Station in Kisumu for questioning and released after a few hours.

Governor Nyong’o’s security team was also summoned to record a statement. The matter is still under investigation.

In January 2018, the same Mr. Ouya faced similar accusations of allegedly threatening Seme ODM chairman Leonard Ochar.

Three years ago, the same man drew out his gun at a funeral and shot in the air scaring off mourners.