Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has vowed to restore sanity and order in the Bungoma County ministries and departments as he takes over as governor.
Mr. Lusaka also said in his official speech during his swearing-in as Bungoma County governor in a stately function convened today at Kibabii University in Kanduyi Constituency, that he has learned his lesson and is ready to serve his people diligently.
“I intend to rise above the sum total of my shortcomings in the first term and become the Governor the people of Bungoma overwhelmingly voted for in 2013.
“I have learned my lessons; I have borne the brunt of my mistakes. I come back humbled by the renewed confidence in me but acutely aware of the magic of the second chance,” he said in his official speech after being sworn in together with his deputy, Jenepher Chemtai Mbatiany.
The newly elected government promised to straighten up service delivery in the county and ordered county workers to roll up their sleeves for the task ahead. He gave out an order which divides operations delivery into three levels: the county, the sub-county, and the ward levels, each with its own set of roles to perform.
“I will ensure the use of limited budget and resources and accountability as well as restoring sanity in public service in the county,” he promised.
The ceremony brought together senior politicians including Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and outgoing governor Wycliffe Wangamati.
Mr. Wetang’ula took to the podium to thank the people of Bungoma for voting for leaders in his Kenya Kwanza team, including President-elect William Ruto.
On his part, outgoing governor Wycliffe Wangamati congratulated the incoming governor and assured him of his support. He also thanked the people of Bungoma for entrusting leadership to him for the one term he has served and vowed to make a comeback in 2027.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.