Former Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya on Friday officially handed over power to his successor, Fernandes Barasa, and, the new governor being his close ally, he spared a piece of advice for him from his 10 years of experience.
In the presence of officers from county departments and the County Public Service Board, the exercise of handing-over was conducted in the Governor’s boardroom to help the new county boss familiarise himself with his new workplace.
Barasa was taken through the operations of the departments, the status of development projects, staff establishment, and pending bills, among other things.
During the exercise that came a week after Barasa’s pompous swearing-in at Bukhungu Stadium, Oparanya advised his predecessor to put a streamlined enhancement of revenue collection to ensure Kakamega’s financial stability to fund his government’s project.
Barasa thanked Dr. Oparanya for selflessly sparing his time to ensure a smooth transition and handing over.
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.