Kakamega Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Ayub Savula has implored the National Government to hasten the compensation process for locals who reside adjacent to Kakamega Airstrip to allow for expansion of the facility.
He said this at Lirhembe, Idakho East Ward, Ikolomani Sub-County on Saturday where he observed that a fully operational facility will create employment opportunities and spur wealth creation for the residents of Kakamega County as a whole. Hon. Savula further disclosed that the County Government is planning to negotiate a settlement deal for relocation of Salvation Army Church at Lirhembe village for establishment of a Gold refinery plant.
Area Member of Parliament Hon Bernard Shinali asked local political leaders to support expansion of the Airstrip to International standards and urged them not politicize the process.