Yesterday, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga led in “flagging off” of tractors meant to boost farming in Siaya County.
The event is reported to have cost millions of shillings of tax-payers’ money in terms of branding and advertising. A media house which broadcasted the event from Siaya is said to have received 10million shillings and another 2million shillings was spent in advertising.
But a day later, the Campus Post has established that the siaya county government never bought the tractors, but hired them from Kisumu CMC for display. “It was a make-believe event, shamelessly aired live nationally by Citizen TV. All the the tractors paraded yesterday by Cornel Rasanga Amoth and “Flagged-off” by Raila Odinga were hired from CMC Motors Kisumu for one day show. The launching yesterday was a publicity only.” A highly placed source at CMC MOTORS Kisumu has verified this.