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The County Government Effects Devolution

Matungu and Mumias West Sub counties today witnessed the installation of Sub County and Ward Administrators with pomp and color. The ceremonies that took place at the Matungu Sub County offices and Mwiboma Grounds respectively, saw Kakamega County Governor H.E Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya congratulate the administrators and called on residents to seek governance services from the leaders. He said the administrators are well versed with the county government’s policies and structures as laid down in the constitution, having undergone trainings in leadership and governance. The Governor handed all the Administrators copies of the Kenyan Constitution as well as the County Government Act and called on them to serve the public in accordance with the laws enshrined in the two documents.

Governor Oparanya also directed the administrators to work closely with the National Government officers such as the assistant chiefs, chiefs up to the county commissioners so as to realize national cohesion and development in the county. He however challenged members of the public to attend public barazas organized by both governments for them to interact with officials from the relevant authorities to get relevant information on improving structures, programs and projects that the governments have for the public.

From Matungu, Sub-County Administrator is Juma Khamala Omwendo, Ward Administrators are; Ndeta Humphrey (Namamali), Joram Mbale (Mayoni), Ramadhan Wekhuyi (Khalaba), Francisca Olatho (Kholera) and Benard Shiundu (Koyonzo).

From Mumias West, Sub-County Administrator is Godfrey Wamukoya, Ward Administrators are Amina Jamal Aseyo (Mumias North), Samuel Wamanya Wamukoya (Mumias Central), Antony Ochieng Osodo (Musanda) and Emilly Ayiro Ondere (Etenje).

The ceremonies will be conducted by H.E the Governor in the remaining Sub-Counties as follows; 25th Nov 2015 – Khwisero & Butere, 26th Nov 2015 – Mumias East and Lurambi, 27th Nov 2015 – Ikolomani and Shinyalu, 2nd Dec 2015 – Malava and Navakholo and 3rd Dec 2015 – Lugari & Likuyani.

Transfers of the Sub-County Administrators and Ward Administrators will be effected once the installation exercise is complete. Governor Oparanya said this will leave the administrators with very little politics, but management and total service to the people.

The event was attended by county government leaders including Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Prof. Philip Kutima, National Government representatives, Members of the County Assembly led by Majority Leader Hon. Robert Kundu Makhanu, CEC’s led by the host CEC for Public Service and Administration Mrs. Rachel Okumu, among others