As functions came to a stand still in a number of Counties countrywide following a go slow by County staff due to unpaid wages, Kakamega County was not affected. Service delivery among other duties went on as usual and this after the County government prioritized the employees salaries in the little budget that had been left by end of June.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said that he felt it wise to cater for his employees well. The Governor who was speaking after inspecting the Kakamega funeral parlor and the waste management projects at the County General Hospital also revealed that negotiations were going on between the Senate, the national assembly, the council of governors and the treasury to amicably come up with a way of dealing with the County funds issue. The two projects are expected to be completed by October this year at a cost of Kshs 80 million.
This is after the first contractor was sent parking for sleeping on the job.
He added that most County governments are facing financial constraints as a result of the stalemate between the national assembly and the Senate’s disagreement on how much funds should be sent to the Counties. The officials who accompanied him included the Deputy Governor Prof. Philip Museve Kutima, CEC Rachel Okumu (Health Services) CO Dr. Beatrice Etemesi, CoS Robert Sumbi, Medsup Dr. Victor Zimbulu and Administrator Titus Mumia.