Kakamega County residents can identify with the fruits of devolution in their respective administrative areas courtesy of the excellent leadership demonstrated by both the Executive and Legislative arms of the devolved unit coupled with effective public participation.

This was said by Kakamega Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima Saturday morning during the send off ceremony of Mzee Caleb Buliba Saya at Eshirandu village in Khwisero Sub-County.

“When you look around Kakamega from 2013 to date, we have so much to be proud of in all sectors. Khwisero Sub-County for instance, for the first time since the colonial era into independence, this generation here can proudly and practically narrate the advantages of the first tamarcked road of Weliboyi-Khwisero-Wakatsa, courtesy of the able leadership of our Governor H.E Hon. Dr. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya,” said Prof. Kutima amidst applause from the mourners.

Prof. Kutima went on to mention many ECDE Centres constructed by the County Government, Khwisero Polytechnic, electric highmast lights erected at Khwisero modern markets namely Khwisero, Mulwanda, Khumusalaba, Manyulia, Dudi and Emutsetsa and a total of 30km new roads done under the 10km per ward project, among other major achievements.

Excited about the love for education by the late Buliba, the Deputy Governor encouraged students pursuing vocational and technical courses to take advantage of the County Government’s education support programs to acquire the necessary skills and training from relevant institutions at subsidized costs.

“The County is offering Afya Elimu loans to students pursuing various Health courses at the Kenya Medical Training College; Inform everyone qualified to apply for this financial support from the Government to help our people advance their skills, talents and careers in health for a better tomorrow,” pleaded the DG.

On the political front, Kutima challenged all his competitors in Kakamega County eyeing the Office of the Governor in the forthcoming general elections to prove their experiences in leadership and proper management of public resources to the electorate for approval before presenting their candidature.

Chief Administrative Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Hon. Lawrence Omuhaka, who was in attendance, observed that Prof. Kutima is capable of continuing with Governor Oparanya’s legacy after the latter completes his term in office.

Omuhaka praised Governor Oparanya for settling on a visionary and development oriented running mate adding that Kakamega is currently the best destination for devolution tourism in Kenya.

Other mourners present were Kisa North MCA Hon. Swaka Limera with his nominated counterpart Hon. Ann Kataka, Administrator in the Office of the Deputy Governor Mr. Luke Otipo, Kisa North Ward Administrator Madam Mercy Mukopi, Administrator Alcoholic Drinks Unit Mr. Franet Anene, Khwisero Community Area Administrators and Mundoberwa Sub-Chief Mr. Wilson Okalo.