Kakamega County Governor H.E Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya got support from his Vihiga counterpart H.E Hon Moses Akaranga in his relentless call on residents to register as voters. Speaking at Mahondo market in Butere Sub-county, the two leaders challenged the locals to take lead in preparation for the forthcoming General Election by getting their voters cards now. This comes after IEBC released reports ranking Western region among areas with poor turn up in the on-going nationwide voter registration exercise. Kakamega County so far has registered close to 20,000 voters against the target of 400,000.
On Friday, Governor Oparanya accompanied by the Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Prof. Philip Kutima and other officers, traversed Butere and Navakholo Sub-counties, spreading the gospel of voter registration.
Both Governors accompanied by Butere MP Hon. Andrew Toboso, Mumias West MP Hon. Johnson Naica and Kakamega County Hon. MCA’s, on Saturday morning, attended a funeral of a renowned teacher, Enock Omukokho of Muyundi Primary School where all the speakers repeatedly stressed on the need for Kenyans, especially people in Western region, to register as voters. Hon. Senator Godliver Omondi joined the entourage at Emanyulia market in Khwisero Sub-County where the team did not blink an eye on the elephant in the house. The stretch went on to Khumusalaba as Governor Oparanya bid farewell to the visiting neighbor.