James Ongwae

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James Ongwae said : "Our farmers have to join cooperative societies to benefit from the kitty. This will eventually improve individual livelihoods," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We have learnt the ongoing drama at the county offices, and we ask the two leaders to sit and solve the problem at once,” External link

capitalfm Friday, January 17, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We have learnt the ongoing drama at the county offices, and we ask the two leaders to sit and solve the problem at once,” External link

capitalfm Friday, January 17, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Synthetic pyrethrum took over but now we have natural pyrethrum that is needed in the world and we need to support our farmers to revive this industry,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We have already opened up a medical school. We need serious twining with US universities so that we can progress our nascent medical school,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "As the governor, I will engage both local and foreign to set up hospitals to boost health sectors for our people. Locals will get job opportunities at the facility once it is set up," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The meeting is very important as it is a step in mobilising the citizenry to participate in this round of BBI enrichment. The stakeholders will robustly discuss the report and we will later give our views as a region,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "I want to urge health staff to diligently dedicate their time to give quality services to our people and take note that theirs is a service to humanity," External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “That proposal is one of the best I have seen so far and I am happy. I know we were pushing for over 40 percent but 35 is just as good,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We may spare them the agony of being paraded here today but in the next exercise I will be forced to parade them here for all and sundry to see who among my staff is lazy,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Performance contracting boils down to service delivery which all of us must be ready to improve because that is what has put us here. Going forward it will not be business as usual. Each staff should be seen to be doing their work as expected,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae announced : “As a way of supporting our local community, we don’t intend to increase rates for matatu and boda boda operators. We have also reduced the transport permit fee from Sh20,000 to Sh5,000 per fleet for the benefit of our local transporters,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 11, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae told : “The hospital will be part of my legacy when I leave office. I am proud of the services we are giving the people,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 11, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “This hospital is currently serving seven million people in South Nyanza and South Rift counties,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 11, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The fire engines have a liquid carrying capacity of 10,000 and 750 liters, respectively. The machines are capable of effectively extinguishing fierce fires without refilling. This will ensure the hard earned investments and lives are saved at any given time,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The two factories will increase both the shelf life and value of our farm produce, resulting in higher income to our farmers,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our county currently produces 350,000 metric tonnes of bananas annually, with most of them being sold out of the county. Construction of the factory would be a major milestone to present and future generations,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We will establish three green banana produce collection centres in each ward, thus creating employment opportunities for our youth,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “This is a major step in our disaster preparedness plan, given that there is enough water supply in Kisii town,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I will commission the Kisii fire station next month. The station will serve as a disaster response centre not only for Kisii County, but neighbouring counties as well,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I have noticed that it took the enumerators one hour the enumerators to register me. The speed of the gadgets is wanting because this will be the base, then the target might not be achieved,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 26, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I am happy to announce that the project has been approved. It covers a 40km radius from Mokubo area meaning that it will serve the entire Bomachoge Borabu, Ogembo and parts of Etago and Bobasi,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 9, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Mogonga has earned the elevation because of exemplary performance in netball, athletics and volleyball. As a county, we are going to support you” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I wish to congratulate you for winning the national title and putting Kisii on the national map. When you go to Tanzania, I urge you to battle for the East Africa title,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae added ( about Mary Moraa ) : “We are determined to restore our lost glory in athletics. I’m happy with what Mogonga is doing in identifying and developing young talent. I was especially impressed by the sensational Mary Moraa who beat a man in the mixed relay during the World Under 18 Championships in Nairobi,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our county currently produces 350,000 metric tonnes of bananas annually with most of it being sold outside the county and the construction of the factory would be a major milestone to our present and future generations,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our farmers are going to earn more money from the processing of banana products in Kisii since we will be churning out the finished product unlike now where we sell the raw material which goes for a cheap price,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our county currently produces 350,000 metric tonnes of bananas annually with most of it being sold outside the county and the construction of the factory would be a major milestone to our present and future generations,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 22, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our farmers are going to earn more money from the processing of banana products in Kisii since we will be churning out the finished product unlike now where we sell the raw material which goes for a cheap price,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 22, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I am aware that the establishment of the factories in Kisii is long overdue. We are now set to launch the factories with the support of various partners in order to ensure their byproducts are processed locally,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 15, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “Coffee societies in other counties have been helped through waivers to ensure they are resuscitated. When President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Kisii early this year, I asked for the waiver and it is upon our elected leaders to make a follow-up,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 15, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "With the rates our springs and rivers are now drying up, we may not have anything to pass to the posterity as rivers or springs," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Let our people abide by the law when planting the trees. Even then we are looking at some of the environmentally safe alternatives for them," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “A three-member team from the county will travel to the US to lay the ground for our farmers to ‘cut a niche’ in the American market,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 3, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I had written to the government requesting the center and its establishment is a prayer answered. We hope it will go a long way to help not just the banks but also boost the economy,,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae told : “The county government has fully sponsored 57 doctors who are currently undergoing specialised training in and outside the country. I do not know what else they want,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I have already discussed with NHIF that is why I assured them of their medical cover. They (the doctors) should be realistic,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I held a meeting with the doctors on Monday where we discussed and agreed on a number of issues. I was surprised that they decided to down tools even after successful discussions,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The need to create more wealth out of this resource informed my administration’s decision to invest in the banana processor,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “How can a bill, touching on county employees, give the national government the role of appointing and managing trustees and deliberately placing national players as majority in a scheme that will oversee the retirement benefits of county workers? There is no logic, rationale and policy justification for the national government to arrogate itself such a role,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “How can a bill touching on county employees give the national government the role of appointing and managing trustees and deliberately place national players as the majority in a scheme that will oversee the retirement benefits of county workers? "There is no logic, rationale and policy justification for the national government to arrogate itself such a role,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We cannot have executives behaving childishly…Let it be very clear, I have suspended him not sacked,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We are very pleased to host the President, Deputy President and former Prime Minister in Kisii County where they will visit Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "We are very pleased to host the President, Raila Odinga and Deputy President as they tour Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We are very pleased to host the President, Deputy President and former Prime Minister in Kisii County where they will visit Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As a county government we have agreed to join the family of Nyandika in this time they are mourning and we will support them both materially and financially,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "It's with deep sorrow that I learnt of the sudden demise of athletics icon Nyantika Mayioro, he will be truly remembered for his outstanding contribution in athletics in Kenya and indeed in the world " External link

nation-ke Monday, February 25, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae responded : “The new facilities that you have unveiled today here at the hospital will radically improve the quality of service and infrastructure for patients and staff both now and in the years to come” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We plead that the locals at Bonyunyu be compensated so that construction of the Sh5 billion dam can be completed,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We are very pleased to host the President, Deputy President and former Prime Minister in Kisii County where they will visit Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "We are very pleased to host the President, Raila Odinga and Deputy President as they tour Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "We are very pleased to host the President, Raila Odinga and Deputy President as they tour Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We are very pleased to host the President, Deputy President and former Prime Minister in Kisii County where they will visit Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our national government is paying heavily for this project. It will be important that the work is completed. But while at it the contractor must also respect the welfare of other stakeholders. We will support them when they come to the site and we are asking the government to provide them with security,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We are happy to receive kits containing cooler boxes and parasols from the Kuza Kazi initiative and I believe this will go a long way in economically empowering the people of Kisii, especially the youth,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, February 11, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I have been monitoring service delivery at KTHR and other facilities and I can tell a number of nurses were on duty and were serving patients,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “In the next two weeks, we expect four county assemblies to pass the bill as they had lagged behind in undertaking public participation meetings,” External link

nation-ke Monday, January 14, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “There is need for our assemblies to own this initiative and be free to consult with their respective executive arms on matters they believe need to be examined in order to come up with legislation that will create the bank,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 11, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I call upon residents of counties in the region to own the integration process and the summit is one way of sensitising the population on the need to make the LREB initiative a success” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Through the World Bank urban support programme, we have received a grant for various development activities including putting up of a fire station, improvement of urban roads within the municipality, drainage works, and pedestrian walkways,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 28, 2018 1:49:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I advise the board to prioritise and fasttrack the acquisition of a piece of land to this effect,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 28, 2018 1:49:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Animal control and welfare is in the domain of the municipal management and the rationale is to reduce animal-human conflict or better still to control the spread of zoonotic diseases by reining in on stray animals,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 28, 2018 1:49:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Officers who engage in unethical activities that undermine public trust and resources will be dealt with ruthlessly. The consequences of playing around with public funds and abuse of office are dire,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “This is a laudable advancement that will improve our ability to benefit from inter-city and twin city development locally and internationally,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We support EACC because corruption has become an issue. We thank President Uhuru Kenyatta in his effort to fight corruption" External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 9, 2018 5:31:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We urge the ministry of energy to allow more production of clean energy and more investment in this kind of power generation in order to meet the increasing electricity demands in Kenya," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:58:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "In Kisii, an investment in solar power and wind power generation can help us eliminate industrial use of wood fuel especially by tea factories," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:58:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The Municipality of Kisii shall have all powers which have been bestowed on municipalities under the Urban Areas and Cities Act, the County Government Act and the County of Kisii bylaws,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:53:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Construction and maintenance of recreational parks and green spaces, maintenance of street lighting, maintenance and regulation of traffic controls and parking facilities are some of its key responsibilities,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:53:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Before he was killed, IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando was on TV explaining that there will be no manual transmission of results," External link

kenyan-post Monday, August 7, 2017 1:36:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Before he was killed, IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando was on TV explaining that there will be no manual transmission of results," External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 7, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We have raised our concern with the returning officer and he has assured us that they will investigate," External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 7, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We had booked the stadium fairly and in time for the Nasa rally but word has it that Jubilee wants to use the same venue and we have decided to push our rally to Tuesday,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 31, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “All requisite notices had been issued, including paying for the venue. I was shocked to learn this morning from the county commissioner [Karanja Njora] that President Uhuru Kenyatta will be at the stadium yet Jubilee has not paid for it,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 31, 2017 12:56:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "All requisite notices had been issued, including paying for the venue. I was shocked to learn this morning from the county commissioner that the President will be at the stadium yet Jubilee has not paid for it," "While we don’t think Jubilee has done the right thing, we have resolved to postpone our rally" External link

thestarkenya Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:22:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "According to our plan, the NASA team was set to address mini rallies in South Mugirango, Bomachoge, Bonchari, Nyaribari, Bobasi and Kitut Chache before a major rally at the Gusii stadium. We do not wish to have confrontations with our competitors because we believe in democracy," External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 30, 2017 5:16:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “For instance if we have a specialist in Kisii in a given area, we should be able to share (them) within the region. If the person is not moving then it would be done by local telemedicine because in all the counties we have improved diagnostic services and telemedicine is now a reality,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 28, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Counties do not have the funds to employ all the specialists but with the system, they would have employed specialists in all fields without being a burden to a particular county,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 28, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “You cannot stop MCAs from debating any Bill in the assembly but the same can be assented to if it has merit,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:49:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “There are more than 3, 000 applicants and there is no preferred aspirant. We must work as a team to deliver votes for Raila and ODM in Kisii,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “You should ask them what new things they will do for you that I have not done,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As you are aware the registration exercise, which started last month, will end in a week’s time. It’s important for you not to wait until the last day, as is the norm, to register,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We are asking county governments to protect clinical officers who are ready to work and provide health services to Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Politics is inevitable, especially a time like this when we are approaching elections. But I want to appeal to those eying various seats to engage in development,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 2, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Once complete, the quality and quantity of water will improve tremendously and residents of estates such as Nyamataro will benefit,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 23, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “In our quest to ensure access to safe water within reasonable distances, we have scaled up reticulation programmes across the county,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 23, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “For this, we are very thankful and as a governor I want to assure you that we want the welfare of our people to improve through this,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 19, 2016 9:51:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “For this, we are very thankful and as a governor I want to assure you that we want the welfare of our people to improve through this,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “For this we are very thankful and as a Governor I want to assure you that we want the welfare of our people to improve through this,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:51:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae explained ( about Medium Enterprises ) : “For this reason, I have directed my Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to consider seeking a viable option to compel all small and Medium Enterprises in Kisii County to consider holding insurance covers for risk management,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We should be talking of how to improve cross-border trade and other activities that are aimed at improving the well-being of our people, not coming to solve border conflicts. Our people have been living as neighbours and nobody should change that,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 18, 2016 10:40:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We no longer refer many patients to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital or the Kenyatta National Hospital. Most of the illnesses can be handled locally,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:54:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about James Macharia ) : "It is disgusting that Mr Macharia wants to pass the buck unnecessarily. This is the second time that the CS is doing that and I take such statements with great exception," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Our emergency services team is working round the clock to ensure that the injured receive treatment as soon as they are rescued from the building," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 13, 2016 5:05:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We are urging the national government to move with speed and end the violence along the common border,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 12, 2016 4:15:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae says : "It is not in order to for the Regional Commissioner to arrive ahead of the special team. This is not the time to engage in this but we must speak out," External link

standardmedia Friday, November 11, 2016 4:13:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Our emergency services team is working round the clock to ensure that the injured receive treatment as soon as they are rescued from the building," External link

allafrica Friday, November 11, 2016 3:34:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Let the police be warned of bias in quelling the tension. Officers drawn from the affected communities should not be deployed to contain the fighting," External link

standardmedia Monday, October 24, 2016 1:39:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The Kisii community is in ODM to stay. We will vote massively for our party leader,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We have a programme in conjunction with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to train our instructors in order to empower our young people in entrepreneurship skills," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 16, 2016 4:59:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:14:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “An Omogusii is a proud and enlightened person who can make informed choices when it comes to politics. As a community, we should not get to a situation where we are rushed into certain decisions because it is not possible to lump independent-minded people into one pot,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 7, 2016 6:29:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I don’t mind fighting for nomination with anybody else, they are welcome to exercise their rights and that is democracy. But they should be prepared for a tough duel,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about David Maraga ) : "On behalf of Kisii county government and myself, I would like to congratulate Justice Maraga on his nomination for the important post," External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 23, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Throughout his career, Maraga has distinguished himself as a diligent, God fearing, dedicated and resolute worker in the Judiciary," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about David Maraga ) : ”On behalf of Kisii county government and myself, I would like to congratulate Justice Maraga on his nomination for the important post,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "You have made us proud. This should be reawakening call for us. We went wrong somewhere but we are doing something to revive athletics," External link

thestarkenya Monday, September 19, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Mama Esther was a devoted Christian who served the people of Nyosia SDA Church with devotion" "Her passing has not only left a void in our lives but also in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Her memory will forever remain engraved in our hearts," External link

allafrica Monday, September 5, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae says : “This centre will transform healthcare service provision in Kisii and neighbouring counties. It will bring this critical service closer to the people and support Kisii University, with whom we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a medical school at the hospital,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 1, 2016 11:21:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:29:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As a way of improving the health function, we request the ministry to provide us with more doctors,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:29:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Do not listen on leaders who dwell on propaganda on what the county has achieved in terms of development. We have come along way since devolution took effect,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:06:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae told : “For now I rather be left alone, am busy with my development agenda in the County. I’d rather be left alone for now,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I want to improve the lives of our people by initiating new projects in health, water and infrastructure. We are also creating new investment opportunities,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:27:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Are you sure these meetings are any good? If they are for unity then they should invite leaders across the divide. Personally I am waiting for one,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “In the meantime, we are using waste disposal mechanisms like incineration, but it cannot be an end in itself. We are working at long-term measures to address solid waste disposal,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:16:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about James Ongwae ) : “I’m watching with keen interest the unfolding events but I’m not worried by the agenda which, as it seems, targets my office. Some of these politicians think they will be re-elected unopposed,” “They seem to forget that there will be politicians standing against them who will support Ongwae. Nobody has the Omogusii vote in their pockets. Kisiis are very brilliant and will vote for people based on competence” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 16, 2016 8:59:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Subsidised AI service is aimed at improving animal breeds in the county,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 16, 2016 8:59:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "My development record speaks for itself and I am ready for any challenge in 2017," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:41:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We have been running the fund since 2013 when my government assumed office. However, due to some clauses in its management structure, the controller and auditor general asked us to amend the act," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We would have wished to release the money early but there were delays due to reasons beyond our control. Needy students lose valuable time whenever they are sent away because of fees and other levies," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 13, 2016 8:39:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We have been running the fund since 2013 when my government assumed office. However, due to some clauses in its management structure, the controller and auditor general asked us to amend the act,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:28:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 4, 2016 3:28:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As a way of improving the health function, we request the ministry to provide us with more doctors,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 4, 2016 3:28:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As a way of improving the health function, we request the ministry to provide us with more doctors,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I’m concentrating in serving the people of Kisii. It’s not time for politics,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:10:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Modalities to actualise the project are underway,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 4, 2016 4:51:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We are in the process of finalising a 100-body mortuary. The building is 80 per cent complete,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:19:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "I want to assure you that I feel in you the anguish and pain of going without salaries for these long. I hope that the assembly will make a quick decision based on the recommendations to solve this standoff once and for all," External link

allafrica Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:14:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Both arms have separate personnel emolument budgets," External link

allafrica Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:14:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "You country is well known to have employed water technology to have plenty supply that is why I am also urging you to support us in this area," External link

allafrica Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "My Government will ensure that those hospitalized receive proper medical attention adding that they will sit with the bereaved families to see how they can be helped," External link

allafrica Monday, February 16, 2015 8:40:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae says : “In the last financial year, the health sector was the highest spender in the Kisii County government, with an allocation of Sh2.5 billion. This was almost one quarter of the total Sh6.1 billion that was allocated to the region,” “The hospital, which serves over six million people from the larger Kisii region and surrounding areas, now has an operational renal unit, with five dialysis machines,” External link

DailyNation Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:37:00 AM EAT



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deputy0.61%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
chairman1.83%EN06/05/201705/06/2017
senator0.92%EN04/21/201721/04/2017
gov.0.31%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
boss1.22%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
health chairman0.92%EN12/16/201616/12/2016
welfare committee chairman0.31%EN12/13/201613/12/2016
social welfare committee chairman0.31%EN12/13/201613/12/2016
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managing director0.92%EN08/24/201424/08/2014
Names Lang Count
James OngwaeEN99.08%
James OngwaeSA0.61%
James OngwaeSW0.31%
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James Ongwae said : "Our farmers have to join cooperative societies to benefit from the kitty. This will eventually improve individual livelihoods," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We have learnt the ongoing drama at the county offices, and we ask the two leaders to sit and solve the problem at once,” External link

capitalfm Friday, January 17, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We have learnt the ongoing drama at the county offices, and we ask the two leaders to sit and solve the problem at once,” External link

capitalfm Friday, January 17, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Synthetic pyrethrum took over but now we have natural pyrethrum that is needed in the world and we need to support our farmers to revive this industry,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We have already opened up a medical school. We need serious twining with US universities so that we can progress our nascent medical school,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "As the governor, I will engage both local and foreign to set up hospitals to boost health sectors for our people. Locals will get job opportunities at the facility once it is set up," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The meeting is very important as it is a step in mobilising the citizenry to participate in this round of BBI enrichment. The stakeholders will robustly discuss the report and we will later give our views as a region,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "I want to urge health staff to diligently dedicate their time to give quality services to our people and take note that theirs is a service to humanity," External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “That proposal is one of the best I have seen so far and I am happy. I know we were pushing for over 40 percent but 35 is just as good,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We may spare them the agony of being paraded here today but in the next exercise I will be forced to parade them here for all and sundry to see who among my staff is lazy,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Performance contracting boils down to service delivery which all of us must be ready to improve because that is what has put us here. Going forward it will not be business as usual. Each staff should be seen to be doing their work as expected,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae announced : “As a way of supporting our local community, we don’t intend to increase rates for matatu and boda boda operators. We have also reduced the transport permit fee from Sh20,000 to Sh5,000 per fleet for the benefit of our local transporters,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 11, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae told : “The hospital will be part of my legacy when I leave office. I am proud of the services we are giving the people,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 11, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “This hospital is currently serving seven million people in South Nyanza and South Rift counties,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 11, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The fire engines have a liquid carrying capacity of 10,000 and 750 liters, respectively. The machines are capable of effectively extinguishing fierce fires without refilling. This will ensure the hard earned investments and lives are saved at any given time,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The two factories will increase both the shelf life and value of our farm produce, resulting in higher income to our farmers,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our county currently produces 350,000 metric tonnes of bananas annually, with most of them being sold out of the county. Construction of the factory would be a major milestone to present and future generations,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We will establish three green banana produce collection centres in each ward, thus creating employment opportunities for our youth,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “This is a major step in our disaster preparedness plan, given that there is enough water supply in Kisii town,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I will commission the Kisii fire station next month. The station will serve as a disaster response centre not only for Kisii County, but neighbouring counties as well,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I have noticed that it took the enumerators one hour the enumerators to register me. The speed of the gadgets is wanting because this will be the base, then the target might not be achieved,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 26, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I am happy to announce that the project has been approved. It covers a 40km radius from Mokubo area meaning that it will serve the entire Bomachoge Borabu, Ogembo and parts of Etago and Bobasi,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 9, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Mogonga has earned the elevation because of exemplary performance in netball, athletics and volleyball. As a county, we are going to support you” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I wish to congratulate you for winning the national title and putting Kisii on the national map. When you go to Tanzania, I urge you to battle for the East Africa title,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae added ( about Mary Moraa ) : “We are determined to restore our lost glory in athletics. I’m happy with what Mogonga is doing in identifying and developing young talent. I was especially impressed by the sensational Mary Moraa who beat a man in the mixed relay during the World Under 18 Championships in Nairobi,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our county currently produces 350,000 metric tonnes of bananas annually with most of it being sold outside the county and the construction of the factory would be a major milestone to our present and future generations,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our farmers are going to earn more money from the processing of banana products in Kisii since we will be churning out the finished product unlike now where we sell the raw material which goes for a cheap price,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our county currently produces 350,000 metric tonnes of bananas annually with most of it being sold outside the county and the construction of the factory would be a major milestone to our present and future generations,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 22, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our farmers are going to earn more money from the processing of banana products in Kisii since we will be churning out the finished product unlike now where we sell the raw material which goes for a cheap price,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 22, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I am aware that the establishment of the factories in Kisii is long overdue. We are now set to launch the factories with the support of various partners in order to ensure their byproducts are processed locally,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 15, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “Coffee societies in other counties have been helped through waivers to ensure they are resuscitated. When President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Kisii early this year, I asked for the waiver and it is upon our elected leaders to make a follow-up,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 15, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "With the rates our springs and rivers are now drying up, we may not have anything to pass to the posterity as rivers or springs," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Let our people abide by the law when planting the trees. Even then we are looking at some of the environmentally safe alternatives for them," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “A three-member team from the county will travel to the US to lay the ground for our farmers to ‘cut a niche’ in the American market,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 3, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I had written to the government requesting the center and its establishment is a prayer answered. We hope it will go a long way to help not just the banks but also boost the economy,,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae told : “The county government has fully sponsored 57 doctors who are currently undergoing specialised training in and outside the country. I do not know what else they want,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I have already discussed with NHIF that is why I assured them of their medical cover. They (the doctors) should be realistic,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I held a meeting with the doctors on Monday where we discussed and agreed on a number of issues. I was surprised that they decided to down tools even after successful discussions,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The need to create more wealth out of this resource informed my administration’s decision to invest in the banana processor,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “How can a bill, touching on county employees, give the national government the role of appointing and managing trustees and deliberately placing national players as majority in a scheme that will oversee the retirement benefits of county workers? There is no logic, rationale and policy justification for the national government to arrogate itself such a role,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “How can a bill touching on county employees give the national government the role of appointing and managing trustees and deliberately place national players as the majority in a scheme that will oversee the retirement benefits of county workers? "There is no logic, rationale and policy justification for the national government to arrogate itself such a role,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We cannot have executives behaving childishly…Let it be very clear, I have suspended him not sacked,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We are very pleased to host the President, Deputy President and former Prime Minister in Kisii County where they will visit Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "We are very pleased to host the President, Raila Odinga and Deputy President as they tour Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

kenyastar Friday, March 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We are very pleased to host the President, Deputy President and former Prime Minister in Kisii County where they will visit Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As a county government we have agreed to join the family of Nyandika in this time they are mourning and we will support them both materially and financially,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "It's with deep sorrow that I learnt of the sudden demise of athletics icon Nyantika Mayioro, he will be truly remembered for his outstanding contribution in athletics in Kenya and indeed in the world " External link

nation-ke Monday, February 25, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae responded : “The new facilities that you have unveiled today here at the hospital will radically improve the quality of service and infrastructure for patients and staff both now and in the years to come” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We plead that the locals at Bonyunyu be compensated so that construction of the Sh5 billion dam can be completed,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We are very pleased to host the President, Deputy President and former Prime Minister in Kisii County where they will visit Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "We are very pleased to host the President, Raila Odinga and Deputy President as they tour Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "We are very pleased to host the President, Raila Odinga and Deputy President as they tour Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We are very pleased to host the President, Deputy President and former Prime Minister in Kisii County where they will visit Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital which has undergone tremendous transformation in the last few years," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has a big catchment spanning five counties in the region with over 2,500 daily outpatient cases. The current bed capacity stands at 450. We have built a new 250-bed male ward which is going to be officially launched by the President today,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The curriculum for medical courses has been approved by the University’s Senate and the school is now ready for admission of the first batch of students. This was the reason for construction of the histology and anatomy laboratories for use by medical students during their practicals,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Our national government is paying heavily for this project. It will be important that the work is completed. But while at it the contractor must also respect the welfare of other stakeholders. We will support them when they come to the site and we are asking the government to provide them with security,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We are happy to receive kits containing cooler boxes and parasols from the Kuza Kazi initiative and I believe this will go a long way in economically empowering the people of Kisii, especially the youth,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, February 11, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I have been monitoring service delivery at KTHR and other facilities and I can tell a number of nurses were on duty and were serving patients,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “In the next two weeks, we expect four county assemblies to pass the bill as they had lagged behind in undertaking public participation meetings,” External link

nation-ke Monday, January 14, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “There is need for our assemblies to own this initiative and be free to consult with their respective executive arms on matters they believe need to be examined in order to come up with legislation that will create the bank,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 11, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I call upon residents of counties in the region to own the integration process and the summit is one way of sensitising the population on the need to make the LREB initiative a success” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Through the World Bank urban support programme, we have received a grant for various development activities including putting up of a fire station, improvement of urban roads within the municipality, drainage works, and pedestrian walkways,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 28, 2018 1:49:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I advise the board to prioritise and fasttrack the acquisition of a piece of land to this effect,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 28, 2018 1:49:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Animal control and welfare is in the domain of the municipal management and the rationale is to reduce animal-human conflict or better still to control the spread of zoonotic diseases by reining in on stray animals,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 28, 2018 1:49:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Officers who engage in unethical activities that undermine public trust and resources will be dealt with ruthlessly. The consequences of playing around with public funds and abuse of office are dire,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “This is a laudable advancement that will improve our ability to benefit from inter-city and twin city development locally and internationally,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:41:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We support EACC because corruption has become an issue. We thank President Uhuru Kenyatta in his effort to fight corruption" External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 9, 2018 5:31:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We urge the ministry of energy to allow more production of clean energy and more investment in this kind of power generation in order to meet the increasing electricity demands in Kenya," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:58:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "In Kisii, an investment in solar power and wind power generation can help us eliminate industrial use of wood fuel especially by tea factories," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:58:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The Municipality of Kisii shall have all powers which have been bestowed on municipalities under the Urban Areas and Cities Act, the County Government Act and the County of Kisii bylaws,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:53:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Construction and maintenance of recreational parks and green spaces, maintenance of street lighting, maintenance and regulation of traffic controls and parking facilities are some of its key responsibilities,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:53:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Before he was killed, IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando was on TV explaining that there will be no manual transmission of results," External link

kenyan-post Monday, August 7, 2017 1:36:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Before he was killed, IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando was on TV explaining that there will be no manual transmission of results," External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 7, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We have raised our concern with the returning officer and he has assured us that they will investigate," External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 7, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We had booked the stadium fairly and in time for the Nasa rally but word has it that Jubilee wants to use the same venue and we have decided to push our rally to Tuesday,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 31, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “All requisite notices had been issued, including paying for the venue. I was shocked to learn this morning from the county commissioner [Karanja Njora] that President Uhuru Kenyatta will be at the stadium yet Jubilee has not paid for it,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 31, 2017 12:56:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "All requisite notices had been issued, including paying for the venue. I was shocked to learn this morning from the county commissioner that the President will be at the stadium yet Jubilee has not paid for it," "While we don’t think Jubilee has done the right thing, we have resolved to postpone our rally" External link

thestarkenya Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:22:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "According to our plan, the NASA team was set to address mini rallies in South Mugirango, Bomachoge, Bonchari, Nyaribari, Bobasi and Kitut Chache before a major rally at the Gusii stadium. We do not wish to have confrontations with our competitors because we believe in democracy," External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 30, 2017 5:16:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “For instance if we have a specialist in Kisii in a given area, we should be able to share (them) within the region. If the person is not moving then it would be done by local telemedicine because in all the counties we have improved diagnostic services and telemedicine is now a reality,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 28, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Counties do not have the funds to employ all the specialists but with the system, they would have employed specialists in all fields without being a burden to a particular county,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 28, 2017 11:54:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “You cannot stop MCAs from debating any Bill in the assembly but the same can be assented to if it has merit,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:49:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “There are more than 3, 000 applicants and there is no preferred aspirant. We must work as a team to deliver votes for Raila and ODM in Kisii,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “You should ask them what new things they will do for you that I have not done,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As you are aware the registration exercise, which started last month, will end in a week’s time. It’s important for you not to wait until the last day, as is the norm, to register,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We are asking county governments to protect clinical officers who are ready to work and provide health services to Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:26:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Politics is inevitable, especially a time like this when we are approaching elections. But I want to appeal to those eying various seats to engage in development,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 2, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Once complete, the quality and quantity of water will improve tremendously and residents of estates such as Nyamataro will benefit,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 23, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “In our quest to ensure access to safe water within reasonable distances, we have scaled up reticulation programmes across the county,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 23, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “For this, we are very thankful and as a governor I want to assure you that we want the welfare of our people to improve through this,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 19, 2016 9:51:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “For this, we are very thankful and as a governor I want to assure you that we want the welfare of our people to improve through this,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “For this we are very thankful and as a Governor I want to assure you that we want the welfare of our people to improve through this,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:51:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae explained ( about Medium Enterprises ) : “For this reason, I have directed my Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to consider seeking a viable option to compel all small and Medium Enterprises in Kisii County to consider holding insurance covers for risk management,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We should be talking of how to improve cross-border trade and other activities that are aimed at improving the well-being of our people, not coming to solve border conflicts. Our people have been living as neighbours and nobody should change that,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 18, 2016 10:40:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We no longer refer many patients to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital or the Kenyatta National Hospital. Most of the illnesses can be handled locally,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:54:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about James Macharia ) : "It is disgusting that Mr Macharia wants to pass the buck unnecessarily. This is the second time that the CS is doing that and I take such statements with great exception," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Our emergency services team is working round the clock to ensure that the injured receive treatment as soon as they are rescued from the building," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 13, 2016 5:05:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We are urging the national government to move with speed and end the violence along the common border,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 12, 2016 4:15:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae says : "It is not in order to for the Regional Commissioner to arrive ahead of the special team. This is not the time to engage in this but we must speak out," External link

standardmedia Friday, November 11, 2016 4:13:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Our emergency services team is working round the clock to ensure that the injured receive treatment as soon as they are rescued from the building," External link

allafrica Friday, November 11, 2016 3:34:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Let the police be warned of bias in quelling the tension. Officers drawn from the affected communities should not be deployed to contain the fighting," External link

standardmedia Monday, October 24, 2016 1:39:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “The Kisii community is in ODM to stay. We will vote massively for our party leader,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We have a programme in conjunction with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to train our instructors in order to empower our young people in entrepreneurship skills," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 16, 2016 4:59:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:14:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “An Omogusii is a proud and enlightened person who can make informed choices when it comes to politics. As a community, we should not get to a situation where we are rushed into certain decisions because it is not possible to lump independent-minded people into one pot,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 7, 2016 6:29:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I don’t mind fighting for nomination with anybody else, they are welcome to exercise their rights and that is democracy. But they should be prepared for a tough duel,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about David Maraga ) : "On behalf of Kisii county government and myself, I would like to congratulate Justice Maraga on his nomination for the important post," External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 23, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Throughout his career, Maraga has distinguished himself as a diligent, God fearing, dedicated and resolute worker in the Judiciary," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about David Maraga ) : ”On behalf of Kisii county government and myself, I would like to congratulate Justice Maraga on his nomination for the important post,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "You have made us proud. This should be reawakening call for us. We went wrong somewhere but we are doing something to revive athletics," External link

thestarkenya Monday, September 19, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Mama Esther was a devoted Christian who served the people of Nyosia SDA Church with devotion" "Her passing has not only left a void in our lives but also in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Her memory will forever remain engraved in our hearts," External link

allafrica Monday, September 5, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae says : “This centre will transform healthcare service provision in Kisii and neighbouring counties. It will bring this critical service closer to the people and support Kisii University, with whom we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a medical school at the hospital,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 1, 2016 11:21:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:29:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As a way of improving the health function, we request the ministry to provide us with more doctors,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:29:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Do not listen on leaders who dwell on propaganda on what the county has achieved in terms of development. We have come along way since devolution took effect,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:06:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae told : “For now I rather be left alone, am busy with my development agenda in the County. I’d rather be left alone for now,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I want to improve the lives of our people by initiating new projects in health, water and infrastructure. We are also creating new investment opportunities,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:27:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Are you sure these meetings are any good? If they are for unity then they should invite leaders across the divide. Personally I am waiting for one,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “In the meantime, we are using waste disposal mechanisms like incineration, but it cannot be an end in itself. We are working at long-term measures to address solid waste disposal,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:16:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said ( about James Ongwae ) : “I’m watching with keen interest the unfolding events but I’m not worried by the agenda which, as it seems, targets my office. Some of these politicians think they will be re-elected unopposed,” “They seem to forget that there will be politicians standing against them who will support Ongwae. Nobody has the Omogusii vote in their pockets. Kisiis are very brilliant and will vote for people based on competence” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 16, 2016 8:59:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Subsidised AI service is aimed at improving animal breeds in the county,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 16, 2016 8:59:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : "My development record speaks for itself and I am ready for any challenge in 2017," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:41:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We have been running the fund since 2013 when my government assumed office. However, due to some clauses in its management structure, the controller and auditor general asked us to amend the act," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "We would have wished to release the money early but there were delays due to reasons beyond our control. Needy students lose valuable time whenever they are sent away because of fees and other levies," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 13, 2016 8:39:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We have been running the fund since 2013 when my government assumed office. However, due to some clauses in its management structure, the controller and auditor general asked us to amend the act,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:28:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 4, 2016 3:28:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As a way of improving the health function, we request the ministry to provide us with more doctors,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 4, 2016 3:28:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We absorb doctors only after the ministry has deployed them to various hospitals in counties,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “As a way of improving the health function, we request the ministry to provide us with more doctors,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “I’m concentrating in serving the people of Kisii. It’s not time for politics,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:10:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “Modalities to actualise the project are underway,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 4, 2016 4:51:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae said : “We are in the process of finalising a 100-body mortuary. The building is 80 per cent complete,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:19:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "I want to assure you that I feel in you the anguish and pain of going without salaries for these long. I hope that the assembly will make a quick decision based on the recommendations to solve this standoff once and for all," External link

allafrica Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:14:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "Both arms have separate personnel emolument budgets," External link

allafrica Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:14:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "You country is well known to have employed water technology to have plenty supply that is why I am also urging you to support us in this area," External link

allafrica Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Ongwae said : "My Government will ensure that those hospitalized receive proper medical attention adding that they will sit with the bereaved families to see how they can be helped," External link

allafrica Monday, February 16, 2015 8:40:00 AM EAT

James Ongwae says : “In the last financial year, the health sector was the highest spender in the Kisii County government, with an allocation of Sh2.5 billion. This was almost one quarter of the total Sh6.1 billion that was allocated to the region,” “The hospital, which serves over six million people from the larger Kisii region and surrounding areas, now has an operational renal unit, with five dialysis machines,” External link

DailyNation Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:37:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
governor91.74%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
deputy0.61%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
chairman1.83%EN06/05/201705/06/2017
senator0.92%EN04/21/201721/04/2017
gov.0.31%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
boss1.22%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
health chairman0.92%EN12/16/201616/12/2016
welfare committee chairman0.31%EN12/13/201613/12/2016
social welfare committee chairman0.31%EN12/13/201613/12/2016
governor0.92%SA08/26/201426/08/2014
managing director0.92%EN08/24/201424/08/2014
Names Lang Count
James OngwaeEN99.08%
James OngwaeSA0.61%
James OngwaeSW0.31%
James OngwaePT0.00%
James OngwaeFR0.00%


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