The Governor of Kakamega County H.E. FCPA Fernandes Barasa was this evening, Sunday 4th December 2022, hosted by the President of the Republic of Kenya H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto at State House, Nairobi.

The meeting comes ahead of a two day visit to Kakamega by President Ruto scheduled to commence on Thursday 8th December, 2022.

Among issues presented to the Head of State on behalf of the people of Kakamega County include a request for the National Government to grant a Public-Private Partnership model towards operationalization of the Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital, which the President has agreed to. Others are Construction and operationalization of the Kakamega Gold Refinery in Ikolomani, Revival of Mumias Sugar Company and Expansion of the Kakamega Airstrip.

Governor Barasa will convene a County Leaders Forum on Thursday to firm up a development memoranda that will be presented to President Ruto for the interest of the people of Kakamega County.

Also present were the Deputy President H.E Rigathi Gachagua, Senator Hon. Boni Khalwale and Malava MP Hon. Malulu Injendi.