Kakamega County boss H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa has asked Senator Boni Khalwale to stop peddling falsehoods that he (Senator) brings money to Kakamega County. The Governor termed the statement as erroneous, meant to mislead and misinform the public.

The County CEO explained that the Senate only approves funds proposed by the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) in accordance with the formula approved by the Commission and reminded the Senator that his role is to provide meaningful oversight of the County Government and not to mislead people.

FCPA Barasa was speaking at a workshop organized to review the Second Generation Draft County Intergrated Development Plan (CIDP) on Monday, attended by Senior County Executives and other key stakeholders.

He also used the platform to explain that his administration has allocated Ksh2 Million for each ward starting this financial year as bursary kitty with every needy and deserving learner receiving a minimum of Ksh 3000/- and Ksh 8000/- for dayscholars and boarders respectively, dispelling inaccurate information in a section of the media by the senator that the County will give Ksh 800/- as bursary support to learners.

To ensure stakeholders verify inclusion of their proposals in the 2023-27 CIDP, the Governor directed the Department of Finance and Economic Planning to conduct a validation exercise once the Executive reviews the 5-year plan document. He further challenged the County Revenue Agency to creatively and innovatively identify more revenue streams in order to enhance the County’s Own Source Revenue for actualization of his manifesto to the residents of Kakamega County.