Kakamega governor Wyclife Oparanya found himself in an embarrassing situation when MCAs walked out of his assembly address chanting anti-BBI slogans.
In a video seen by dailystar.co.ke , the MCAs stormed out of the assembly address few minutes into Oparanya’s speech on Tuesday 25, 2020.
Oparanya was addressing the Kakamega county assembly during the opening of its 4th session.
Drama began when the governor started highlighting the milestones and achievements of his administration when the MCAs started chanting anti-BBI slogans as they walked out, leaving the embarrased governor addressing empty seats.
The video shows the MCAs walk out acrimoniously in disapproval of the governor’s speech leading to the commotion that ensued.
Efforts by Oparanya to calm the irate MCAs were futile.
The MCAs later addressed the media and accused the governor of telling them nothing new and engaging in BBI activities instead of serving the residents of Kakamega.
“We walked out of Oparanya’s speech because it was all talk and nothing new. The governor was wasting our precious time boring us with the same speeches we’ve heard time and again”, said one of the MCAs.
The MCAs further accused the governor of micromanaging the county and spending most of his time in BBI meetings to the detriment of the residents,
“Oparanya has micromanaged the county all the way from the executive to the county assembly. We are tired of all his speeches which are meant to heap praise on himself. You will always find the governor in BBI meetings and rallys but you will never find him in his office”,another MCA lamented.
The MCAs who spoke lamented that despite the county assembly approving budgets running into billions, there was little to show for it as most projects have stalled.
Another MCA lamented that donor funding had been misappropriated by the governor instead of being used for the intended projects.
Governor Oparanya seems to be losing the support of the MCAs over his dalliance with BBI activities.
The MCAs warned that going forward, things will not be business as usual for the governor if he continues prioritizing BBI activities at the expense of county business.