Oparanya regrets his leadership at Council of Governors

File image of Council of Governor's Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL
File image of Council of Governor's Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparaya has expressed his displeasure serving as the Council of Governors Chairperson(CoG) claiming that it has negatively affected his gubernatorial role to the people.

The governor who has had the position since January, said that the leadership in the CoG has been hectic and time-consuming hindering him from serving his county men.

Speaking during a meeting with county workers in Kakamega on Tuesday, Oparanya said that he has been spending a lot of time travelling outside the county while attending to obligations in the position, something that has crippled operations in Kakamega.

“If I had known what the COG position entailed, I would have forgotten about it. It has greatly robbed my time as your governor, thus creating loopholes in the county development and management,” said Oparanya.

The county boss condemned the workers for being lazy and neglecting their allocated duties in his absence, which has led to collapsing of many development projects that he had instigated.

“Your responsibilities in county service have been clearly outlined. Instead of doing what you are required, you are acting as if you own this county. No proper reports, wrong decisions have been made and staff punished creating an improper working environment,” he told the workers.

He also issued stern warning to his workers against engaging in political campaigns instead of focusing on serving the citizens whom they are mandated to serve in the period of five years.

His warnings were ailed to focus on his deputy governor Prof. Philip Kutima who has been seen in many rallies politicizing as he eyes the gubernatorial seat in the county, come 2022 as Oparanya’s successor.

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