Kakamega County Government will hire three thousand young men and women to serve under the Kazi Mashinani Programme starting March, 2023. This was announced by the Governor H.E. FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa on Tuesday during the funeral service of his uncle the late Mzee Rapando Wesonga at Khabondi village in Mumias East Sub County.

The initiative, the Governor explained, will go a long way in creating wealth through employment opportunities to residents where each ward will benefit from 50 slots.

The County boss used the opportunity to reiterate his resolve to collaborate with the National Government in order to realize meaningful development for Kakamega County and reminded local leaders that he does not require intermediaries to reach the Head of State His Excellency President William Ruto.

On disbursement of funds to Counties in the next five years, Governor Barasa exuded confidence that an ongoing conversation between the Council of Governors and the Commission of Revenue Allocation to release Ksh 425 Billions to the devolved units, will be fruitful and called on elected leaders to discharge their mandate of protecting devolution and advocating for good governance as stipulated in the Constitution.