The allegations of corruption and serious mismanagement that we are sure Ouko was concerned about center on what was then the Kisumu municipal town council. It was here that there was scams involving land that ran into millions of shillings and the minister was determined to investigate.
The allegations, involving tens of millions of shillings, were against the former Mayor of Kisumu, George Okalo, Councilors and administrative officers, over the unlawful allocation of houses repossessed for supposed non-payment of rent or mortgage then re-allocated to Council members, their families or friends.
Okalo was also being investigated over the disappearance of 38 million shillings that had been loaned to the Town Council by the World Bank.
Millions of Shillings for Water Development Projects had also gone missing.
Dr Ouko wanted these reports published and handed to the police.