Kakamega County residents thronged Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega to celebrate sixty years since Kenya attained internal self-rule, an event that was graced by H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa.
The Governor’s speech highlighted the heroic efforts taken by Kenyans who put their bodies on the line by challenging the legitimacy of colonial rule ultimately delivering the country’s emancipation from colonialists.
In relation to the ongoing discourse on the Finance Bill 2023, the Governor called on Members of Parliament to be the heroes of today by casting a selfless vote on behalf of Kenyans who are suffering under the weight of a high cost of living saying the Bill introduces a raft of new taxes that will make life even more difficult to the citizens. He called for dropping of the contentious clauses in the Bill.
Once again the Governor implored the National Treasury to release funds to Counties on time to enable the devolved units deliver on their promises to the people.
Deputy Governor H.E Ayub Savula implored President William Ruto to listen to the citizens pleas and withdraw the contentious Bill.
The President’s speech delivered by the County Commissioner Mr John Ondego stated that through collaboration between the National and County Governments, more community health promoters have been recruited to boost detection of conditions for referral to comprehensive attention in the spirit of effective healthcare management.
First Lady H.E Prof. Janet Kassilly Barasa, Speaker of the County Assembly of Kakamega Rt. Hon. James Namatsi and other senior Officers from both levels of Government also attended the event.