Kakamega Governor and Chair Council of Governors, H.E. FCPA Wycliffe
Ambetsa Oparanya has assured county residents access to affordable
electricity in their homes before the year 2022.

The Governor who
was in Iranda village, Marama West, Butere Sub-County today at the
send-off ceremony of the late Mzee Gilbert Aponga Lubanga said the
county government will begin installation of power transformers in all
the 60 wards, a programme he said will be implemented in phases.

“We are committed to lighting the entire county by connecting 100 homes
to a single electricity power source. This program will be implemented
concurrently with the water programme popularly known as “Amatsi
Khumukuru” , where you will access clean piped water at your doorsteps,”
he said.

In education, the Governor urged all ECDE Committee
Members to ensure that government programmes on enhancement of early
childhood education, including supply of furniture and learning material
as well as teaching staff, are on course.

He thanked farmers for
the high uptake of government’s subsidised farm inputs and their
efficient use of government’s farm machinery which he said had boosted
county agricultural production.

He however reminded farmers to register in time in readiness for the next phase of the programme to be rolled out soon.

On Mumias Sugar Company, Governor Oparanya said he held a meeting with
President Kenyatta on Friday in Nairobi where they explored several
possible ways of reviving the miller which, he remains optimistic would
usher in higher production capacity than previous years.

Politically, Governor Oparanya thanked the Kibra electorate for
responding positively to his message to elect Imran Okoth as their
Member of Parliament in the just concluded by-election. Oparanya
expressed his joy in Okoth’s victory which came after a whirlwind
campaign efforts for him in the constituency, as Deputy Party Leader of
the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

Oparanya challenged the
Luhya Community to shun divisive politics and embrace other communities
in search for the most coveted office in Kenya – the presidency.

He condemned the shameful events observed in Kibra on Thursday where
some Honourable Members from the Western region were spotted hurling
stones at wananchi who refused to be bribed to vote for certain

The Governor said the Kibra election was a yardstick
for acceptability of the most awaited Building Bridges Initiative (BBI)
referendum and called on Kenyans to turn out in large numbers during
public participation rallies before casting their votes.

late Mzee Aponga will be remembered for donating a piece of land on
which H.E. the Governor, built the current Iranda Health Center, when he
was Member of Parliament for Butere Constituency.

Also present
were the host MCA Hon Boaz Omukunda, former MCA Hon. Habil Nanjendo,
former Chair CPSB Madam Rodah Masaviru, advocate Ashitiva Mandale,
Butere Sub-County Administrator Vitalis Masakhwe, among other mourners.