IN SHORT: Just a few months after elections, Kenya’s Kericho county has been the scene of a titanic leadership row. But one of those involved did not say his businesses were being sidelined by the county governor.
A Kenyan politician has reportedly claimed his businesses have been blacklisted by the government, suggesting politics is in play.
“My companies were awarded contracts through a competitive procurement process. It is sad to note that Gov Mutai has blacklisted my 3 companies and refused to pay me Ksh 201 M,” reads a quote on a graphic posted on Facebook.
Dr Erick Mutai is the county’s governor. The graphic appeared after reports of a leadership dispute between county assembly members Chirchir and Vincent Tumbamei Korir, who both claim to be majority leader. In a letter, the governing United Democratic Alliance party later backed Korir as the majority leader after a failed takeover by Chirchir.
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