She was forced to send a motorbike rider with a jerrican to buy her fuel from the nearby petrol station.
Ouko, who drinks herself senselessly, was using her official Subaru make, light green, when got stranded.
The burly Ouko, who was driving by herself, had gone to pick the young man on her way to his official residence in Milimani Estate, metres away from the State Lodge.
Being on personal errands, she was not accompanied by her bodyguards since she was going for personal errands.
Some of the officers familiar with her behavior revealed that the commissioner becomes wild and libidinous after taking her copious Black label whisky.
This, they said, has set a bad precedent to those looking up to her as a senior government official.
The high handed and chest thumping administrator also does not spare male police officers especially after having one for the rod.
At one point, she was caught in a fight with another woman over a young man due his romantic prowess.
Some junior officers from her previous work stations have also confirmed her amorous nature where she had been on the loose at a number of stations.
They say she prefers slim young men being burly. One of her drink mates revealed that Ouko loves skinny men since they have easy access considering her body.
The men know how to ride her well until she sleeps off according to the drink-mates.
In June, a timber dealer in Kisumu reportedly feared for his life over a Sh3 million business dispute with the county commissioner.
Maurice Ochieng Oyier said he hired out construction materials worth Sh520,000 at Sh60,000 a month to Kisumu county commissioner Josephine Ouko in 2018.
He claimed she refused to pay and has neither returned the goods. In a press briefing in Kisumu, said Ouko resorted to threats every time he demands his assets or the money owed.
But when contacted, the county commissioner in a text message denied the allegations. “I’m not aware of such a thing. Does he want to extort [money from] me?” Ouko said.
She said she hires plates from various places and they are returned.
“I cannot and will not hold on to anybody’s property, maybe he wants to extort [money from] me, times are hard. When was this? Where is the evidence? I cannot relate to all my M-Pesa transactions, let him give evidence of hiring or go to court,” the commissioner said.
Ochieng maintained that he hired out 9,200 feet of timber (3 by 2 and 6 by 1), 650 pieces of round poles and 84 pieces of construction plates worth Sh520,000.
The Sh3 million has accrued for three years. Ochieng is also suing for damages due to loss of business.
He said he delivered the materials to a construction site in Otonglo along the Kisumu-Busia road, where Ouko was putting up a commercial building in 2018. At the time, Ouko was Kisumu East deputy county commissioner.
“We used a police truck which had been sourced from Maseno police station, courtesy of Ouko, to ferry the materials,” Ochieng said.
He said Ouko paid him Sh60,000 via M-Pesa and he has statements to prove the transactions on different dates in 2018.
“The materials were hired out on December 12, 2018, and were supposed to be returned on January 12, 2019, but I was later shocked that the items were not on-site,” Ochieng said.
The agreement was verbal as he trusted the commissioner given his position as a senior government official, he said. Ochieng said efforts to reach Ouko to have his payments have been futile.
“I have tried in vain to reach her on the phone. I also wrote a letter to her but she has not honoured such,” he said.
Ochieng reported the incident at Kondele police station, but no action has been taken. He lodged complaints through letters to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
Ochieng also wrote to then-Chief Justice David Maraga, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, the Kisumu county commander and the office of the Ombudsman.
Despite his complaints, he has not gotten justice. Ochieng said one of Ouko’s relatives bragged to him that there is nothing he can do as the commissioner is well-connected.
Ouko’s sister allegedly works in the Office of the President and another relative at State House, Nairobi.
“She chest-thumped that even her latest transfer had been revoked because of her connections in government,” Ochieng said of the relative.
Human rights defender Audi Ogada appealed to the government to help Ochieng get justice.
“The victim has suffered and walked a lot in vain in search of justice,” he said.
Ogada said the state should ensure maximum security for the victim whose life is now in danger. He said nobody is above the law and the commissioner should pay the money she owes Ochieng.
Ogada noted that the commissioner, as Kisumu county security team chair, must also guarantee security of the complainant and ensure he is protected and safe.
In December, her bodyguard Nelson Cheruiyot was charged before Senior Resident Magistrate Fatuma Rashid at Winam Law Courts in Kisumu with defilement contrary to section 8(1) of the sexual offences Act of 2016. He sodomized a 15-year old boy.
The minor who is a secondary school student reported the matter at Kondele Police Station, said he was lured into by the officer into his house.
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