The chairman of Council of Governors, His Excellency Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya has made an impassioned plea to President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene and resolve the revenue sharing standoff between the Senate and the National Assembly.
Oparanya who was accompanied by Siaya County Governor His Excellency Cornel Rasanga Amoth was speaking at Fort Ternan, in Koru, Kisumu County during the state funeral of the late Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Cherono Laboso, Governor, Bomet.
“When we went to the Supreme Court we did not target any institution or individual for litigation. The Governors merely took the matter to court for interpretation of the law and related principles so that we can go back to serve wananchi in line with what the law provides,” he said.
He regretted that as long as the impasse persists, it was counties and governors who were suffering as in the proverbial bulls fighting and crushing the grass beneath.
Most leaders present shared the same opinion with His Excellency Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o’s advice on the establishment of cancer-fighting health facilities, research centres and training of specialised doctors in most county’s referral hospitals and selected level 4 hospitals that are closer to the people.
Kakamega governor who doubles up as the Lake Region Economic Bloc Chair shared the same opinion with Excellencies Raila Odinga, Anne Waiguru and Charity Ngilu who called on Bomet Deputy Governor H.E. Dr Hillary Barchok to pick a woman as his deputy when he assumes the position of governor next week.