Deputy Governor H.E Prof Philip Kutima's bid for Kakamega gubernatorial seat got a boost after Kakamega traders declared that they will back him. They said Kutima has experience having served as a deputy for a governor who is s top performer for two terms. The traders added that the Deputy Governor was capable of transforming the County and vowed that they will rally traders in the county behind him.
Kiambu county has been on the spot recently over the increased number of deaths in the county. Within two months the county has recorded more than three controversial death. This has forced both political and religious leaders to call for prayers that will see the county delivered from the demon of death.
Oparanya deputy governor Prof Philip Kutima has sent a coded message to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) lieutenants over his next political move ahead of 2022 general election. This follows after the county deputy boss met Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi on Saturday in Kakamega.
Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya's deputy Prof Philip Kutima has now supported former senator Dr Boni Khalwale's position over the upcoming 2022 gubernatorial election. According to Prof Kutima, Dr Khalwale was correct when he opined that Kakamega's gubernatorial election should be considered an avenue for contenders who were simply out to test waters with little or no seriousness.
Governor Wycliffe Oparanya yesterday chaired a consultative meeting on the County Annual Development Plan for the Financial Year 2022/2023 urging Ministries to prioritize key projects that will benefit residents. Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima who chaired the morning session said the one year ADP focuses on the priority areas, planning and resource mobilization to the achieve the development agenda for the County.
Governor Oparanya in past function Politics in Kenya does not end. Immediately after general election, politicians start realigning for the next election. Governors who have ruled for two terms are not expected to contest again. The constitution of Kenya allows governors to rule for only two terms. Some governors have had issues with their deputies in the past. A good example is Kiambu county. Former governor Ferdinand Waititu and his deputy were not in good terms. They were fighting each other till Waititu
Kutima and Wickliffe Oparanya have for a long time hidden their differences from public. However of recent the governor and his deputy Kutima have already sharpened knives at each others throats fighting over many issues in the county government of Kakamega. It all started after the governor removed his deputy from the Agriculture docked that he managed citing incompetence.
Kakamega Deputy Governor Philip Kutima ( Photo Courtesy) The battle to succeed Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has gained momentum with some of the region's veteran politicians lining up for the top seat. One of those eyeing Oparanya's seat is his deputy, Philip Kutima. A career academic, Prof. Kutima is one of the only two Deputy Governors with an academic rank of a professor.
All along, Kakamega residents knew that the current Deputy Governor, Professor Philip Kutima was going to be the next county boss.Governor Oparanya had pledged to support and make sure that Philip Museve Kutima succeeded him.
Governor Dr Wycliffe Oparanya has reaffirmed his support for his Deputy Prof Philip Kutima as his successor.Dr Oparanya said Prof Kutima was the best suited leader to succeed him because he has gained adequate experience having deputised him for two terms.
Shinyalu MP Justus Kizito has now rejoined the race for the Kakamega gubernatorial seat in the next year's general election. Kizito announced that he would not defend his current seat and would instead seek to succeed Governor Wycliffe Oparanya. He said he would vie on the ODM ticket and promised his opponents "a battle royale".
According to the latest statistics, the Kakamega county succession race is a three horse race bidding between current deputy governor professor Philip Kutima, former Senator Dr. Boni Khalwale and KETRACO CEO Fernandez Baraza.Cleophas Wakhungu Malala who had earlier shown interest in the seat is said to have backed off after the race attracted too many 'big able' racers - he will be seeking to defend his Senatorial seat come 2022.
Hospital waste materials from various health facilities in Kakamega county will now be recycled and insinuated into other useful substances. Addressing at Kakamega general hospital after the official handing over of the microwave equipment to the health attendants Prof.Philip Kutima, the deputy governor of Kakamega said that the national government through the ministry of health procured the plant from Belgium through the government of Kakamega County so as to maintain proper disposal of waste matters.
Wycliffe Oparanya, the current Kakamega governor, endorsed prof. Philip Kutima as the next governor. Prof. Kutima is the current deputy governor of the county. Oparanya praised Kutima for his prolific job as his deputy in a bid to encourage citizens to allow Kutima to succeed him in 2020. The duo have been working for the past for years as they won two consecutive terms of the Kakamega polls. Oparanya added that he himself saw the leader Kutima was and that is why he choose him as his deputy and not for one
The County Government of Kakamega has commissioned a medical waste microwave equipment that will incinerate medical waste from all hospitals in the County. Speaking during the commissioning at Kakamega County General Hospital, Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima said the plant can shred and microwave 400kg of waste per hour and clear 60 tons of waste per month.
Individuals craving for political offices in Kakamega County have been asked to respect elected leaders as they drum up for support from the electorates with hopes of winning in the forthcoming General elections. Speaking today in Malava Sub-County during the funeral of Ward Administrator the late Aldrin Mwombe Tuvei at Tande school grounds, Kakamega Deputy Governor H.E Prof. Philip Museve Kutima cautioned the aspirants to first show respect to sitting Members of both the National and County Assemblies so as
Prof.Philip Kutima. The deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima has expressed confidence that soon Kakamega town will be elevated to city status. Speaking during a meeting with traders in his office, Prof. Kutima reiterates that Similar to Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa, the County Government has put in place measures to ensure the town complies with the requirements of the three in Kenya. "We have put in places measures and programs that if achieved in this year, Kakamega town will be ready to be elevated to a city
Kakamega Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima plants a commemorative tree at KALRO,Kakamega | COURTESY Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima has affirmed the commitment by the County Government to support poultry farming in the County. He said the County allocates Ksh 5 million every financial year for poultry development to procure chicks to be distributed to farmers. "We have so far spent Ksh 10.8 million to purchase 108,000 day old chicks and distributed them to 162 farmer's groups," said Prof Kutima who was accompanied
Prof. Kutima Speaks while receiving BBI Signature booklets in Kakamega |COURTESY Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima has said BBI report cannot be amended to accommodate more views. He said there is no room for amendments to reach a consensus as the Deputy President Dr William Ruto is proposing. "There have been no consensus on Constitutional matters anywhere in the world. If the Deputy President has some proposals then we can make the changes in future," said Prof Kutima. Speaking at Bukhungu Stadium while receiving
Officials from Total Kenya Company have made a courtesy to the office of Kakamega deputy governor H.E Prof Philip Kutima to cement their business partnership with the county. Speaking in his office Prof.Philip Kutima appreciated and welcomed the team warmly as he assured Mrs. Olivia Ogalo manager at Card Account that the county government of Kakamega is ready to work with the organization despite the challenges that may arise. Kakamega County deputy governor. “I appreciate the mutual working partnership between