Wycliffe Oparanya

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Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : “Matamanio yangu mwaka huu ni uwe wa ushirikiano. My desire is that this will be a year of deeper partnerships. Ushirikiano kati ya serikali ya kitaifa na kaunti ni muhimu hasa kwa upatikanaji wa huduma bora za afya kwa kila Mkenya. Tunahitaji mchango wa kila kaunti,” External link

tuko Monday, January 20, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “My desire is that this will be a year of deeper partnerships. Synergy between the national and County governments is so s important in delivery agencies such as the Universal health care. We require the contribution of each county. Our success relies on our ability to overcome divisiveness and form unprecedented partnerships which lead us to unlimited possibilities, ” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 20, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Preparations for the elections are ongoing. Governors will conduct their elections peacefully the way they have always done before,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Preparations for the elections are ongoing. Governors will conduct their elections peacefully the way they have always done before,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Some governors went to Russia and China and signed an agreement for LREB. China has agreed to promote our products as LREB counties,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have agreed, as a process of consultation, to meet on January 12 in Bungoma with all local leaders so that everybody including MPs, senators and MCAs are brought on board," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I welcome you all for a similar event in Kakamega on January 18. We are ready to host you. Western people support BBI because devolution is entrenched in the report. And 35 per cent of the national budget going to counties is not enough. We want 45 per cent,” “BBI also talks of inclusivity. Many people feel marginalised” External link

nation-ke Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya replied : “It was nothing official. We were just bonding as the New Year begins,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have agreed, as a process of consultation, to meet on January 12 in Bungoma with all local leaders so that everybody including MPs, senators and MCAs are brought on board,” External link

nation-ke Friday, January 10, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Mike Sonko ) : “We are glad that Mr Sonko has exercised his constitutional mandate as the head of Nairobi County to nominate a deputy governor ,who will assist him to discharge his duties,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It envisages farmers, the government and private players working together to achieve this, and that is why we want to see the State revive the sector," External link

standardmedia Friday, January 3, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Unfortunately we did not discuss the matter after he fell ill and he could not talk when I visited him in hospital in Eldoret,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Province ) : “The meeting will involve all leaders from the four counties in the former Western Province, namely Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia and Bungoma,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Unfortunately we did not discuss the matter after he fell ill and he could not talk when I visited him in hospital in Eldoret,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, December 28, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We want a structure similar to that of power sharing between former President Kibaki and former Prime Minister; Mr Odinga. Because of that, we had proper checks and balances during that time and this country gained a lot. Most of the infrastructures you see in the country was started during that time,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 23, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is important to look for someone who is more popular and with authority within the party structure that can command respect in Parliament to be the prime minister,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 23, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We want people to vote on a document that they understand. So public participation is going to be very crucial unlike where leaders tell people that we have read it and it is OK. We need to inform and involve everybody to understand it so that we give them an opportunity to make their own decisions,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 23, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I know the BBI report made a provision of 35 per cent revenue allocation to counties but I feel that quantum should be increased to 45 per cent,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 23, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The auditing has to be carried out first to establish eligible and genuine bills and illegible pending bills. Majority of the bills are not eligible to process payments due to disputes or lack of proper documentation that can aid in making payments,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The County Governments will urgently move to court over the ruling seeking governors to step aside when charged with corruption,” External link

capitalfm Friday, December 20, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The County Governments will urgently move to court over the ruling seeking governors to step aside when charged with corruption,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The county governments will urgently move to court over the ruling seeking governors to step aside when charged on corruption matters as has been witnessed in the cases of Kiambu, Samburu and Nairobi county,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Court Judge ) : “Nairobi’s case is a unique situation. We agree as the council that we will seek an interpretation from the Attorney General and the Supreme Court,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We acknowledge the order by the High Court that compels the National Treasury and Controller of Budget to unconditionally disburse the equitable share overdue to county governments. We urge the National Treasury to comply with the order and the law with immediate effect,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The team has done its work. Preferably, a team of lawyers should have been given the work to do the validation and the time pegged to two months. The lawyers should advise on the areas of the constitution that require changes and the views put together” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 13, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have also prioritised provision of clean water to household by 2022…as well as connection of rural households to affordable electricity” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Governors should defend themselves or go to jail if convicted,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Further delay of funds will be illegal in view of the fact the due process will not have been followed, given that the Constitution dictates that a county’s share of revenue raised by the national government shall be transferred without undue delay,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We don’t want a situation where the National Treasury will be seen to be micromanaging county governments through stoppage of funds without following the due process as set out in law,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Further, we note that all the 47 county governments have not received their November monthly disbursement of Sh31.6 billion which was due on November 15. This has greatly affected their operations,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “We don’t condone corruption and we are ready to fight itbut the way Waititu was arrested, being frogmarched, was so inhuman, especially someone of his stature,” “Why can’t they have decency? Just summon the governor, tell him you wish to go to his house for a search instead of all these dramas in front of the media,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 9, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “County governments have been unable to pay out the most critical fiscal obligations including November salaries, statutory deductions and procured supplies,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We should forget calls to have the report taken to Parliament because the moment you do that, this thing will go nowhere. Kenyans must have the last say on the document. We cannot entrust the report with MPs,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The national government should disburse all the pending allocations that are long overdue and should have been disbursed on by November 15 to allow for seamless service delivery and payment of pending bills,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 29, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The national government should disburse all the pending allocations that are long overdue and should have been disbursed on by November 15 to allow for seamless service delivery and payment of pending bills,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 29, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are committed to the BBI report. I hope the report will go to a popular vote. If this document is subjected to a Parliamentary initiative it will go nowhere,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have a chance of making amendments. I want a powerful Prime Minister,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The historic moment of reshaping the country has presented itself. We are advocating for the increased allocation to the counties to enhance and make devolution more robust,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I am going to the national table. I must now play national politics and I am ripe, having been an MP, a minister and a governor for two terms. Depending on what Raila tells me, I will be going for presidency,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 25, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I am going to the national table. I must now play national politics and I am ripe, having been an MP, a minister and a governor for two terms. Depending on what Raila tells me, I will be going for presidency,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 25, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Continue working with Uhuru to [end] corruption and tribalism. We also need more money to the counties. We want to make sure that in 2022, we have a united nation. I will make sure all Luhyas are in the handshake and I am also ready to stick with Baba all the way because he has made me who I am today,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 11, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “Continue working with Uhuru to [end] corruption and tribalism. We also need more money to the counties. We want to make sure that in 2022 we have a united nation. I will make sure all Luhyas are in the handshake and I am also ready to stick with Baba all the way because he has made me who I am today,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 11, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Bonny Khalwale ) : "Kwanza, nataka kuomba msamaha kwa niaba ya Khalwale kwa kitu alichofanya hapa Kibra," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Let them watch my steps since I have been in politics for the last 20 years and defeated my opponents. They should know I’m now politically mature and that the time has come for me to go for the top seat in 2022,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 4, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The CoG holds the view that the Act is unconstitutional as it violates the county governments with regards to setting up pension schemes for their employees. The decision by counties to adopt and jointly own the CPF still stands and has not been varied,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 4, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Investors insisted on conducting a feasibility study to ascertain the viability of the project before they could buy into it,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Investors insisted on conducting a feasibility study to ascertain the viability of the project before they could buy into it,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Our experience with sugarcane is very fresh in our minds and it is time we tried other forms of farming to cushion farmers against turbulence in the market. At the national level, dairy farming is the single largest sub-sector of agriculture in Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The president said he will form a committee to investigate MES. CS Health was given the mandate to form the team. But we asked ourselves how can the ministry we are questioning investigate itself?” External link

standardmedia Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "We have come up with issues in our proposal that we want addressed through constitutional amendments and are working with assemblies through CAF to push this drive," External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We have come up with issues in our proposal that we want addressed through constitutional amendments and are working with assemblies through CAF to push this drive,” External link

nation-ke Friday, September 27, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The county government commits to consider in the upcoming supplementary budget, to establish a fund that will take care of cane development at a conceived budget of Sh 100,000 per hectare. We will also reorganise agribusiness in the county to have a fully-fledged department to take care of cane development," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We will review existing sugar fund regulations to align them to the taskforce recommendations," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are ready to work with everybody. We will ensure the strengthening of revenue allocations at the county level,” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 20, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Commission ) : “5 per cent of 45 per cent of what Counties receive shall be reserved for the special interest groups (youth, women, Persons with Disabilities and other marginalized/vulnerable groups) as computed by Commission for Revenue Allocation,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : “Majority of those appointed to the Cabinet will be coming from Parliament and as such the additional costs will be quite minimal,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We notice some media houses have begun to use this poll to attack governors. This is very unfortunate and unfair and is turning out to be a case of someone being judged without being heard. We demand an unequivocal apology from the named company failure to which the council shall take legal action," External link

tuko Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We would like to clarify that to date, the Council of Governors, which is the coordinating body of all the 47 county governments, has not received the alleged questionnaire and in effect none of the county governments have," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The council is of the considered view that the company has no locus to purport to have conducted a survey in the country with Kenya’s interest at heart," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This shows that AAA is a company determined to destroy the image of the country and counties. The Council of Governors is equally aware that this is a political strategy to malign the leadership in the counties," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We demand an unequivocal apology from Mr Steven Kanyatte and his company, failure to which the council shall take legal action," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This is very unfortunate and unfair and is turning out to be a case of someone who is being judged without being heard. We call upon the media to desist from giving airtime to fraudulent pollsters. As at today, no county is worse off because of devolution," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “the reported growth rate in the region was higher than the projected population. There had been increases in population not attributed to births from the locals” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have no money to pay workers and sustain other key services, including provision of health services in hospitals. We’re preparing to shut down our operations by mid this month because there is no money in the counties,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 4, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Unajua wakati mwingine kuna masuala mazito ambayo tunafaa kujadili kabla ya kuongea na wanahabari," External link

tuko Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are aware that devolution has faced a myriad of challenges,” “To safeguard the spirit of devolution, the council intends to initiate its own process known as ‘Ugatuzi Initiative’ in consultations with other players in Government to see how the Constitution can be reformed” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 30, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “Beyond this date, if the matter is not resolved then we have resolved that county governments will have no option but to shut down,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As you know this matter is with the Senate and the National Assembly, we hope that they can resolve this issue as soon as possible but beyond September 16, we will have no option but to shut down all the counties,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We regret that some counties have not been able to pay salaries and we want to tell our employees to be prepared to go without salaries if this matter is not resolved by September 16,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The National Assembly is being used by the national government to frustrate implementation of devolution which is meant to spur development at the grassroot level. We will not allow that to happen," External link

tuko Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Beyond this date, if the matter is not resolved the county governments will have no option but to shut down," External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The KRA team met me in my capacity as CoG chairman and briefed me about the tax demands. Ms Meyo, who is in charge of domestic taxes, led the team,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The money generated by the county government is deposited in one central bank account and when budgeting, some sectors get the lion’s share and this has affected service delivery in the health sector,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will no longer experience incidents where patients complain of lack of drugs in the public health facilities and doctors go on strike over delayed payments. Health is a critical component and I want efficiency in service delivery,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Latest statistics shows that there is more than 200 per cent increase in revenue collection for the past three weeks,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The tangatangas who are used to driving into western should start calculating their moves because we are watching and will counter them. We want them to come with respect” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is practically impossible for counties to follow all the procedure after receiving money on the last day of June,” “Ifmis system is also a problem. It is one of the obstacles to devolution. When everybody logs in, it becomes slow,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “I don't own that hotel and I have never owned it. If they want to investigate, let them go and do so,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 26, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The council of governors calls for respect for existing laws and laid down legal procedures. Arraigning a governor and denying him access to county offices will only emotionally charge the public,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 26, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “I don’t own that hotel and I have never owned it. If they want to investigate, let them go and do so,” External link

kenya-today Monday, August 26, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We must be alive to the consequence of this impasse. At the moment, county workers are on a go slow due to lack of supplies and non-payment of salaries,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 23, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A directive is hereby issued to all employees of the county to with immediate effect to refrain themselves from doing any business with the county government or through a proxy. Such arrangements make the county to procure goods and services at inflated prices,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As a county staff, you will be required to declare your interest in any business your kinsman wants to do with the county government. The county staff and his or relative will be thoroughly scrutinised before the tender is awarded,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We know most sugarcane farmers do not have the ability to develop their farms on their own,” “We will meet them and assess their needs” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “There is little we can do in salvaging Mumias Sugar Company without enough cane. As a county, we are determined to develop the crop,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I have been a minister for Planning and I assure you population is key in determining how much money a region gets. We call upon our people to take this seriously as it will also give Luhyas a bargaining power in the 2022 elections,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 19, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Contrary to public perception that the case is based on figures contained in the Division of Revenue Bill, the reference raises fundamental constitutional issues surrounding the process of the nationally raised revenue between the two levels of government,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are behind schedule because the contractor we had picked proved to be a letdown. We are back on track and the refurbished morgue will be unveiled in November this year,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties have over the years experienced problems in supporting their participants financially in the games with the problem persisting in the current event,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You must ensure I’m briefed daily on how much has been collected in each of the sub-counties,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties can no longer continue depending on shareable revenue and there need for them to come up with measures to improve own revenue collection to ensure services are not disrupted,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “At the moment, no county is receiving money for development because of the impasse on the Division of Revenue Allocation Bill. I have taken some measures that will help us to move forward since there is no development money being released to counties,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “In this case, we have two bulls fighting – the Senate and the National Assembly. It is us the governors feeling the pinch. You are the referee, you have all the power to determine who wins,” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "According to the latest report by the National Cancer Institute of Kenya, cancer is most prevalent in Kisumu, Kakamega, Nyeri, Nakuru, Bomet and Uasin-Gishu counties, " External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 4, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We need to have a very sober conversation about our health system even as we call upon you to consider declaring cancer a national disaster,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, August 4, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "According to the latest report by the National Cancer Institute of Kenya, cancer is most prevalent in Kisumu, Kakamega, Nyeri, Nakuru, Bomet and Uasin-Gishu counties, " External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 3, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We need to have a very sober conversation about our health system even as we call upon you to consider declaring cancer a national disaster,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will follow your footstep, to the deputy governor, you better pick a woman deputy in honour of Laboso,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, August 3, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In Kakamega, we have consistently been paying our workers as early as the 22nd day of each month but this time around it is impossible. Our workers will have to wait until after probably the 6th of August before they can receive the salaries," External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In Kakamega, we have consistently been paying our workers as early as the 22nd day of each month but this time around it is impossible. Our workers will have to wait until after probably the 6th of August before they can receive the salaries," External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Joyce Laboso ) : “We regret any inconvenience caused to our various stakeholders by these untimely changes. We stand in solidarity with the family (of Dr Laboso) and the nation during this mourning period,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Lake Region ) : “At the time of her passing, her excellency was the vice-chairperson of LREB and a critical component in the socio-economic development and transformational agenda of the Lake Region and to a large extent the Republic of Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The extension of the deadline was granted only after I pleaded with the World Bank team. This was the second time we had failed to submit the report and it was embarrassing to me as the chairman of the Council of Governors,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “There should be proper coordination between the Finance department and the other organs before contracts are awarded to ensure payments are made promptly. We want to avoid pending bills,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : ''We regret any inconvenience caused to our various stakeholders by these untimely changes. We stand in solidarity with the family and the nation,'' External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya recalled : ''Through this conference, she managed to help the bloc set its agenda and our national political leaders to focus on national development and cohesion,'' External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : ''It is our prayer that the Lord grants her family, the people of Bomet, the LREB counties and the Nation at large, the strength to overcome the emotions,'' External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I went to India on behalf of the CoG and when I arrived I found that she was not badly off”. “I couldn't think we could lose her as early as we have done today”. “But the only thing she asked me was, have you been given money? (nyinyi mumepewa pesa?)”. “That was the last word I talked to her," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Sospeter Ojaamong ) : "Ojaamong should also form a cooperative here in Busia so that we can buy fish from it," "Our people have been going to Kisumu and yet our brothers in Busia can execute that task to promote the economy of the county. We will also need fingerlings from Busia instead of travelling to Nandi county to buy them" External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Even if we decide to restore operations at Mumias, there are no raw materials to keep it afloat,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We don’t want the government to go and print more money to give us. If we sit down with the national government we shall be able to show them where the money we’re asking for is,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 29, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have done our best, but we stand on the issue of Sh335 billion. Look at the inflation, last year we were allocated Sh314 billion, we got the inflation of about six per cent, the amount came to Sh372 billion and that’s why the Senate was insisting on the figure of Sh327 billion,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We had come up with projects through the blocs, but we are being frustrated by the national government,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 26, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Going by my observations and media reports, devolution seems to be failing particularly on areas of accountability. Sometimes people are not sure who to hold accountable,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 26, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Inequality is also still a problem, some wards are favoured than others and has made devolution to lose support among citizens,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Sometimes citizens are not sure whom to hold accountable and for which service particular, causing confusion,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : “We also urged landlords to take note of this crisis and extend time for payment of rent as we seek to resolve this serious issue,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated ( about Commission ) : “We refute the government’s claims of an increase in the counties’ share of revenue to Ksh316 billion and insist on the Commission on Revenue Allocation’s figure of Ksh335 billion,” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Maybe we made a mistake when we came up with a new Constitution because the new law was meant to clip the powers of the President but in the process, it has created another imperial institution in the name of the National Assembly and the Treasury. These two institutions have been frustrating us for the last seven years,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is devolution which is under attack given that very few counties have managed to pass their budgets without the funds. We tried mediation, but it collapsed leaving us with no option after the National Assembly decided to desert us and go on recess without a solution,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Maybe we made a mistake when we came up with a new Constitution because the new law was meant to clip the powers of the President but in the process, it has created another imperial institution in the name of the National Assembly and the Treasury. These two institutions have been frustrating us for the last seven years,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The country’s economy has been projected to grow by 6.2 percent from the current 6.1 percent. There is a positive outlook in terms of economic growth and growth in ordinary revenues and there is absolutely no scientific reason for the equitable share of revenues to the counties to be reduced,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Very few counties have passed their budgets and quite a number have not passed their budgets because of this issue of division of revenue as they don’t know a figure to work with and it’s because of this frustration that we had to get redress from the Supreme Court,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 15, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The National Assembly is being used by the national government to frustrate implementation of devolution which is meant to spur development at the grassroot level. We will not allow that to happen," External link

tuko Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The three-tier system will strengthen devolution because it is not easy for small units like counties to engage a giant one like the national government,” “We have devolved those functions but not devolved financial control” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The public needs to be aware that even though the counties are ready to serve them, they are unable to do so due to lack of funds to support effective and efficient service delivery,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “At this time, Treasury is only releasing money for wages. You can’t divert the money to anything else because you have to pay salaries,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It’s like we are being micro-managed from Nairobi,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added ( about Henry Rotich ) : “Following the disbursement of funds to counties by the national government, I have agreed with National Treasury CS Henry Rotich to allow counties to transact until Friday July 12, 2019, to pay all pending bills,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 12, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Henry Rotich ) : “Following the disbursement of funds to Counties by the National Government, I have agreed with National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Hon. Henry Rotich to allow Counties to transact until Friday 12th July 2019 to pay ALL pending bills,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Joe Kadenge ) : "I am saddened to learn the passing of Kenyan legendary football Mzee Joe Kadenge whose mastery of the game made him an household name in Kenya in the 1960's and 70's,of the " External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The back and forth on this issue is negatively impacting on services on the regions and should be resolved without any further delay,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The council shall not support a constitutional referendum unless it entrenches in the constitution the allocation of shareable revenue to counties as 45 per cent of revenue of the previous year,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "Media limelight will interfere with your study programmes," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The girls are due to pick their admission letters to the respective schools as the County boss ensures that all other requirements are met before the trio settle down for serious studies in their respective schools," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We cannot wish away 2022 succession politics, but that does not justify individuals to sneak in and out at will. They must be prepared for structured engagement with us or forget their forays in this county,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “We held a meeting today chaired by the Deputy President; negotiations are ongoing to solve the stalemate. A solution must be found by this Thursday,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Legally, we have to start afresh. However, we have taken the initiative to progress under the guidance of the Deputy President,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Legally, we have to start afresh. However, we have taken the initiative to progress under the guidance of the Deputy President,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Legally, we have to start afresh. However, we have taken the initiative to progress under the guidance of the Deputy President,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Legally, we have to start afresh. However, we have taken the initiative to progress under the guidance of the Deputy President,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Some of the key services that will suffer in the next few days with a crisis already being experienced are health services through payment of commodities from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency and other commodity suppliers amounting to Sh5 billion," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Additionally, with the current status, counties have no basis for development for their next financial year’s budget. This means that there shall be no expenditure at least in the first month of the 2019/20," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "These four functions are exclusively devolved to the counties yet no allocation will go to the counties on the same. Important to note that this total allocation is bigger than the Sh335 billion proposed for all the 47 county governments," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We must state that if mediation fails, county governments will decline to receive salaries’ monies from government. We cannot be so insensitive to the desires of our citizens who overwhelmingly arri voted for devolution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya says : "Why can't they have decency? Summon the governor, tell him you wish to go to his house for a search instead of public drama" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We shall deliver on our pledge to put up the milk plant, it is one of the key development projects,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We shall deliver on our pledge to put up the milk plant, it is one of the key development projects,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The management of Mumias Sugar has cited lack of raw materials as one of critical issues that compelled them to close shop,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:10:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We have embarked on an ambitious journey to revamp the factory. However, we shall require total commitment from our farmers to be able to make any progress,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:10:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “We don’t condone corruption and we are ready to fight it…but the way Waititu was arrested, being frog matched – was so inhuman especially someone of his stature,” “Just summon the Governor, tell him you wish to go to his house for a search instead of all these dramas in front of the media” External link

kenyan-post Monday, May 27, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You frog match a governor in front of his constituents and family? it is not fair,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 27, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “We don’t condone corruption and we are ready to fight it…but the way Waititu was arrested, being frog matched – was so inhuman especially someone of his stature,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 27, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “Why do they want to do their work in front of the media? That is embarrassment targeted on the county chiefs. There must be dignity because human right is guaranteed in the Constitution,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 27, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You frog match a governor in front of his constituents and family? it is not fair,” “You are treating a whole governor as a criminal yet he has not been proved guilty. You are proving him guilty even before he is charged. I find that so bad and they should treat us with some dignity” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 27, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The MES programme smacks of high corruption, we have never seen the agreements between the suppliers and us, all we do is just pay; we do not know how much the supplier receives from what we pay,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Some counties have now even started using the equipment and they have been paying for them, this is a rip off,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Governors read mischief in this saga that has raised queries on the safety of Ifmis, which was supposed to bring transparency in financial management,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “If it is true that county officials had access to the national budget, then we have a serious problem,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 20, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Let there be thorough investigations on the leaders who were arrested so that we know whether they were involved in the murders or not. We don't want innocent people to stay in custody for mistakes they don't know," External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “If it is true that county officials had access to the national budget, then we have a serious problem,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya urged : “The President should now step in at this early stage and show direction. He should engage the two parties and also involved governors to forestall a financial crisis,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We cannot have a gang killing people anyhow while the same people pay taxes to be protected by the police," External link

standardmedia Monday, May 13, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Treasury has admitted that the budget execution reports for the counties in question had erroneous descriptions,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 13, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We as the county governments feel that this is a serious issue that the only qualified and independent institution should investigate and clarify,” External link

capitalfm Friday, May 10, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is a mystery to all of us,” External link

capitalfm Friday, May 10, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It would be important to note that the figures in dispute as raised by the senate were never pointed out by the auditor general as point of queries to the individual counties during the audit,” “County governments also prepare programme-based budgets approved by the county assemblies. Neither did they (assemblies), raise the anomalies nor did the issues raised in the management letter developed by the auditor general during the audit process,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 9, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will demand a review for all the 47 counties. We are narrowing down on Ifmis that generates these reports, and we want to know who introduced these budget lines in the counties and why,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 9, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The bulk procurement of fertiliser does not match soil and crop preparedness and hence inconvenience farmers,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Baraza la magavana limebaini kuwa, hamna fedha zozote ambazo zilitumika katika kufadhili miradi ya serikali. Hii ni kwa sababu bajeti ambazo zimetengewa majimbo hazikinzani na miradi ambayo inafaa itekelezwe na serikali," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The Council of Governors wants to know who spent the money if indeed the money was spent,” “Since the county governments did not spend the money, who spent the it? Is someone somewhere siphoning counties' funds through fake entries? This is utmost fraud that needs to be unearthed. This money was not spent at the county level,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The Council of Governors wants to know who spent the money if indeed the money was spent,” “Since the county governments did not spend the money, who spent the it? Is someone somewhere siphoning counties' funds through fake entries? This is utmost fraud that needs to be unearthed. This money was not spent at the county level,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about County Public ) : “This therefore confirms the reason for which the budgets were approved by the controller of budget at the beginning of the financial year for the purpose of withdrawal of county funds from the County Revenue Funds Accounts,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "The office of the Auditor General is not well resourced. It has very few experienced auditors so you find that they are using very junior staff who have just been recruited and as such, they don't understand some of the audit issues they have to deal with. They are narrow-minded and their work is to look for mistakes. Actually, their reports don’t add any value at all," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is something that has been put there. I have advised all governors not to appear before the Senate until the matter is resolved,” “How would you think all counties can do that? A budget is a local thing. There is no way all counties would provide that vote except for salaries” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I visited the home and realised that this was one of the poorest families in Kakamega. I have therefore directed the county government to make arrangements for the funeral expenses. We are also transferring the patients to Kakamega Referral Hospital so that they get specialised treatment at the expense of the county government," External link

nation-ke Monday, May 6, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We have agreed that all the officers will be replaced by a new team by tomorrow morning,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 6, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I am going to mobilise farmers in the Mumias Sugar growing area to stage a sit-in at the company on May 13, to show solidarity with the County Government of Kakamega,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I wish to make it clear that as a representative of farmers, the county government cannot allow this to happen,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The report contains detailed views from stakeholders to revive the industry including Mumias sugar company…the recommendations include the need to establish a framework for immediate implementation of the recommendations for the revival of the company through a technical committee to be formed by the National Treasury with the involvement of the County Government of Kakamega,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I am going to mobilise farmers in the Mumias Sugar growing area to stage a sit-in at the company on May 13, to show solidarity with the County Government of Kakamega,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I wish to make it clear that as a representative of farmers, the county government cannot allow this to happen,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The report contains detailed views from stakeholders to revive the industry including Mumias sugar company…the recommendations include the need to establish a framework for immediate implementation of the recommendations for the revival of the company through a technical committee to be formed by the National Treasury with the involvement of the County Government of Kakamega,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We won’t accept any attempt to reduce money already allocated to us. Nearly all counties have made their budgets with the cash in mind. Reduction will affect our plans," External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have already budgeted for the money and reducing it will spell doom for most of the planned projects in counties," External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “With more funds to counties, we can follow the example of the late Toroitich, and make Kenya a good secure country,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The equipment was brought to the Kakamega General Hospital on a Saturday night. I declined but I was made to accept under duress,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Yale tumeamua kwa haraka nikuhakikisha tumelinda hawa watoto kwa mwaka moja na nusu. Tutagharamia maziwa na wale ambao watakua wanawaangalia tutawalipa ( our immediate resolve is to ensure that in the next one and half years, we will cater for food expenses of Evaline’s children and pay those who will be taking care of them)” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "These children are ours, our responsibility as a county government we will take care of them" External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : "The most important thing is for them to agree to support me because you know they are in the extreme ends. Any of them would divide this country. So it is important they have a compromise in a candidate so they can be one," External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “Elections are local while ODM is a national party, you cannot use a by-election to rank a party,” External link

kenyastar Monday, April 15, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “Elections are local while ODM is a national party, you cannot use a by-election to rank a party,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "As a council we are here to support you and should there be any gap, we are ready to stand in," External link

BBCMonitoring Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As a council we are here to support you and should there be any gap, we are ready to stand in,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The investor from the United Kingdom is back, and will be undertaking the project. The factory will be put up on an eight-acre piece of land provided by the county,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Tea Factory ) : “Tea farmers in Kakamega have cooperative unions. They will be supplying tea leaves to the factory through these unions. Then they can use the returns to buy shares,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The investor from the United Kingdom is back, and will be undertaking the project. The factory will be put up on an eight-acre piece of land provided by the county,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Tea Factory ) : “Tea farmers in Kakamega have cooperative unions. They will be supplying tea leaves to the factory through these unions. Then they can use the returns to buy shares,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will not reverse our recommendations to the government to introduce zoning despite protests from some quarters,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The task-force has been round the entire sugar belt and has come up with various views in regards to what needs to be done to salvage the industry," External link

standardmedia Friday, March 29, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The National Treasury perennially disburses monies to counties late. Delayed disbursements mean that counties are not able to adequately deliver services to citizens and in this case, respond in time to the affected populations,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In the short term, the governors have established a special kitty where they will make contributions to support the affected counties,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The national and county governments should be in consonance in their response so that food and other relief can reach Kenyans in need,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Lake Region ) : “Our region is strategically placed to serve as a gateway to East and Central Africa and we also share a large water body in Lake Victoria which serves around 44.9 million people in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Lake Region ) : “The implementation of these projects will include jointly setting aside land for development of industrial cities, modernised workforce and landing bays, development of inter-county road circuits, refurbishing of ports, water hyacinth clearing and dredging of Lake Victoria,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Cancer is alarmingly common in Kakamega and late diagnosis complicates treatment and the healing process, leading to unnecessary loss of life,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The state-of-the-art facility will provide comprehensive healthcare besides promoting health tourism. We have engaged international partners and the donor community to fast-track its completion. Phase 1 will be equipped and commissioned soon,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The three-tier system will strengthen devolution because it is not easy for small units like counties to engage a giant one like the national government,” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have devolved many functions but not the financial control,” “You still have to go to Nairobi to have things done and this will only be addressed by regional governments. We also need to devolve security and we need a bigger unit to deal with those issues” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The three-tier system will strengthen devolution because it is not easy for small units like counties to engage a giant one like the national government,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have devolved many functions but not the financial control,” “You still have to go to Nairobi to have things done and this will only be addressed by regional governments. We also need to devolve security and we need a bigger unit to deal with those issues” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This was a well-executed plan and the culprits need to be brought to book and justice administered. Government has obligation to protect its people,” External link

tuko Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Health is a fully devolved function. Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC), just like affordable housing and food security, fall under ministries whose functions are devolved. Agriculture is fully devolved, while housing is also a county function,” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This so called Big Four agenda is alien to us because we were never consulted or involved in it anyway,” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya claimed : "This could be a scheme to revert to the national government some of the devolved functions," “Housing and health are devolved. This could be one way of taking over county functions through the back door” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We are against the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority Act. Counties cannot be forced to procure medical supplies from one unit only,” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Any reduction on the equitable share of revenue will adversely affect service delivery in the counties. That will mean county governments will have to re-allocate funds from development to recurrent expenditure,” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Insufficient allocation and the delay in the disbursement of funds to counties by the Treasury have nearly paralysed projects and hampered service delivery in counties,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Having a leader in the government is a big score for us as a community and region,” External link

tuko Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The entire CoG has embraced the Big Four agenda but its implementation is still unclear. What is the policy framework? This noble idea needs more consultation. Counties need to be at the planning level of this agenda" External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
governor45.95%EN01/17/201717/01/2017
leader5.41%EN12/05/201605/12/2016
deputy party leader5.41%EN12/05/201605/12/2016
ally2.70%EN11/18/201618/11/2016
chairman10.81%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
finance committee chairman10.81%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
candidate2.70%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
planning minister8.11%EN12/22/201222/12/2012
minister2.70%EN01/20/201020/01/2010
chairperson2.70%EN11/23/200623/11/2006
mp2.70%EN12/31/200531/12/2005
Names Lang Count
Wycliffe OparanyaEN92.63%
Wycliffe OparanyaEU4.86%
Wycliff OparanyaEN1.08%
Wycliffe OpranyaEN0.72%
Wycliffe OparanyaSA0.54%
Wycliffe Ambetsa OparanyaEN0.18%
Wycliffe Ambetsa OparanyaEU0.00%


 
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William Ruto said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "As leaders we need to look for solutions to end the stalemate instead of going to court. I had advised Oparanya that issues regarding division of revenue could only be resolved through intergovernmental agencies but he told me he had an alternative solution " External link

tuko Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

William Ruto stated ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "What is happening now could have been avoided had Oparanya listened to my advice. His alternative solution seems not to work. Had he tabled his concerns before the Inter-Governmental Economic and Budget Council, we would have found a solution. It is important to use structures set up for management of devolution to reach into an agreement on matters involving sharing of revenue or any other matter. The National Assembly and the Senate must resolve this matter to enable us proceed with development " External link

tuko Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

William Ruto said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "As leaders, we need to look for solutions to end this stalemate instead of going to court. I had advised Mr Oparanya that issues regarding division of revenue could only be resolved through inter- governmental agencies but he told me had an alternative solution," External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moses Kajwang alisema ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “Ninamwambia Oparanya aache kuhamasisha magavana kwa sababu CoG haina mamlaka kukagua fedha za umma na pia nawasisitizia magavana wasipotoshwe na Oparanya kwa sababu sheria itachukua mkondo wake,” External link

mtanzania Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

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Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : “Matamanio yangu mwaka huu ni uwe wa ushirikiano. My desire is that this will be a year of deeper partnerships. Ushirikiano kati ya serikali ya kitaifa na kaunti ni muhimu hasa kwa upatikanaji wa huduma bora za afya kwa kila Mkenya. Tunahitaji mchango wa kila kaunti,” External link

tuko Monday, January 20, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “My desire is that this will be a year of deeper partnerships. Synergy between the national and County governments is so s important in delivery agencies such as the Universal health care. We require the contribution of each county. Our success relies on our ability to overcome divisiveness and form unprecedented partnerships which lead us to unlimited possibilities, ” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 20, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Preparations for the elections are ongoing. Governors will conduct their elections peacefully the way they have always done before,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Preparations for the elections are ongoing. Governors will conduct their elections peacefully the way they have always done before,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Some governors went to Russia and China and signed an agreement for LREB. China has agreed to promote our products as LREB counties,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have agreed, as a process of consultation, to meet on January 12 in Bungoma with all local leaders so that everybody including MPs, senators and MCAs are brought on board," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I welcome you all for a similar event in Kakamega on January 18. We are ready to host you. Western people support BBI because devolution is entrenched in the report. And 35 per cent of the national budget going to counties is not enough. We want 45 per cent,” “BBI also talks of inclusivity. Many people feel marginalised” External link

nation-ke Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya replied : “It was nothing official. We were just bonding as the New Year begins,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have agreed, as a process of consultation, to meet on January 12 in Bungoma with all local leaders so that everybody including MPs, senators and MCAs are brought on board,” External link

nation-ke Friday, January 10, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Mike Sonko ) : “We are glad that Mr Sonko has exercised his constitutional mandate as the head of Nairobi County to nominate a deputy governor ,who will assist him to discharge his duties,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It envisages farmers, the government and private players working together to achieve this, and that is why we want to see the State revive the sector," External link

standardmedia Friday, January 3, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Unfortunately we did not discuss the matter after he fell ill and he could not talk when I visited him in hospital in Eldoret,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Province ) : “The meeting will involve all leaders from the four counties in the former Western Province, namely Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia and Bungoma,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Unfortunately we did not discuss the matter after he fell ill and he could not talk when I visited him in hospital in Eldoret,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, December 28, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We want a structure similar to that of power sharing between former President Kibaki and former Prime Minister; Mr Odinga. Because of that, we had proper checks and balances during that time and this country gained a lot. Most of the infrastructures you see in the country was started during that time,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 23, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is important to look for someone who is more popular and with authority within the party structure that can command respect in Parliament to be the prime minister,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 23, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We want people to vote on a document that they understand. So public participation is going to be very crucial unlike where leaders tell people that we have read it and it is OK. We need to inform and involve everybody to understand it so that we give them an opportunity to make their own decisions,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 23, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I know the BBI report made a provision of 35 per cent revenue allocation to counties but I feel that quantum should be increased to 45 per cent,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 23, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The auditing has to be carried out first to establish eligible and genuine bills and illegible pending bills. Majority of the bills are not eligible to process payments due to disputes or lack of proper documentation that can aid in making payments,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The County Governments will urgently move to court over the ruling seeking governors to step aside when charged with corruption,” External link

capitalfm Friday, December 20, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The County Governments will urgently move to court over the ruling seeking governors to step aside when charged with corruption,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The county governments will urgently move to court over the ruling seeking governors to step aside when charged on corruption matters as has been witnessed in the cases of Kiambu, Samburu and Nairobi county,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Court Judge ) : “Nairobi’s case is a unique situation. We agree as the council that we will seek an interpretation from the Attorney General and the Supreme Court,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We acknowledge the order by the High Court that compels the National Treasury and Controller of Budget to unconditionally disburse the equitable share overdue to county governments. We urge the National Treasury to comply with the order and the law with immediate effect,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The team has done its work. Preferably, a team of lawyers should have been given the work to do the validation and the time pegged to two months. The lawyers should advise on the areas of the constitution that require changes and the views put together” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 13, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have also prioritised provision of clean water to household by 2022…as well as connection of rural households to affordable electricity” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Governors should defend themselves or go to jail if convicted,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Further delay of funds will be illegal in view of the fact the due process will not have been followed, given that the Constitution dictates that a county’s share of revenue raised by the national government shall be transferred without undue delay,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We don’t want a situation where the National Treasury will be seen to be micromanaging county governments through stoppage of funds without following the due process as set out in law,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Further, we note that all the 47 county governments have not received their November monthly disbursement of Sh31.6 billion which was due on November 15. This has greatly affected their operations,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “We don’t condone corruption and we are ready to fight itbut the way Waititu was arrested, being frogmarched, was so inhuman, especially someone of his stature,” “Why can’t they have decency? Just summon the governor, tell him you wish to go to his house for a search instead of all these dramas in front of the media,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 9, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “County governments have been unable to pay out the most critical fiscal obligations including November salaries, statutory deductions and procured supplies,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We should forget calls to have the report taken to Parliament because the moment you do that, this thing will go nowhere. Kenyans must have the last say on the document. We cannot entrust the report with MPs,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The national government should disburse all the pending allocations that are long overdue and should have been disbursed on by November 15 to allow for seamless service delivery and payment of pending bills,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 29, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The national government should disburse all the pending allocations that are long overdue and should have been disbursed on by November 15 to allow for seamless service delivery and payment of pending bills,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 29, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are committed to the BBI report. I hope the report will go to a popular vote. If this document is subjected to a Parliamentary initiative it will go nowhere,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have a chance of making amendments. I want a powerful Prime Minister,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The historic moment of reshaping the country has presented itself. We are advocating for the increased allocation to the counties to enhance and make devolution more robust,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I am going to the national table. I must now play national politics and I am ripe, having been an MP, a minister and a governor for two terms. Depending on what Raila tells me, I will be going for presidency,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 25, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I am going to the national table. I must now play national politics and I am ripe, having been an MP, a minister and a governor for two terms. Depending on what Raila tells me, I will be going for presidency,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 25, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Continue working with Uhuru to [end] corruption and tribalism. We also need more money to the counties. We want to make sure that in 2022, we have a united nation. I will make sure all Luhyas are in the handshake and I am also ready to stick with Baba all the way because he has made me who I am today,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 11, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “Continue working with Uhuru to [end] corruption and tribalism. We also need more money to the counties. We want to make sure that in 2022 we have a united nation. I will make sure all Luhyas are in the handshake and I am also ready to stick with Baba all the way because he has made me who I am today,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 11, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Bonny Khalwale ) : "Kwanza, nataka kuomba msamaha kwa niaba ya Khalwale kwa kitu alichofanya hapa Kibra," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Let them watch my steps since I have been in politics for the last 20 years and defeated my opponents. They should know I’m now politically mature and that the time has come for me to go for the top seat in 2022,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 4, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The CoG holds the view that the Act is unconstitutional as it violates the county governments with regards to setting up pension schemes for their employees. The decision by counties to adopt and jointly own the CPF still stands and has not been varied,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 4, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Investors insisted on conducting a feasibility study to ascertain the viability of the project before they could buy into it,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Investors insisted on conducting a feasibility study to ascertain the viability of the project before they could buy into it,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Our experience with sugarcane is very fresh in our minds and it is time we tried other forms of farming to cushion farmers against turbulence in the market. At the national level, dairy farming is the single largest sub-sector of agriculture in Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The president said he will form a committee to investigate MES. CS Health was given the mandate to form the team. But we asked ourselves how can the ministry we are questioning investigate itself?” External link

standardmedia Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "We have come up with issues in our proposal that we want addressed through constitutional amendments and are working with assemblies through CAF to push this drive," External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We have come up with issues in our proposal that we want addressed through constitutional amendments and are working with assemblies through CAF to push this drive,” External link

nation-ke Friday, September 27, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The county government commits to consider in the upcoming supplementary budget, to establish a fund that will take care of cane development at a conceived budget of Sh 100,000 per hectare. We will also reorganise agribusiness in the county to have a fully-fledged department to take care of cane development," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We will review existing sugar fund regulations to align them to the taskforce recommendations," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are ready to work with everybody. We will ensure the strengthening of revenue allocations at the county level,” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 20, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Commission ) : “5 per cent of 45 per cent of what Counties receive shall be reserved for the special interest groups (youth, women, Persons with Disabilities and other marginalized/vulnerable groups) as computed by Commission for Revenue Allocation,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : “Majority of those appointed to the Cabinet will be coming from Parliament and as such the additional costs will be quite minimal,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We notice some media houses have begun to use this poll to attack governors. This is very unfortunate and unfair and is turning out to be a case of someone being judged without being heard. We demand an unequivocal apology from the named company failure to which the council shall take legal action," External link

tuko Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We would like to clarify that to date, the Council of Governors, which is the coordinating body of all the 47 county governments, has not received the alleged questionnaire and in effect none of the county governments have," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The council is of the considered view that the company has no locus to purport to have conducted a survey in the country with Kenya’s interest at heart," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This shows that AAA is a company determined to destroy the image of the country and counties. The Council of Governors is equally aware that this is a political strategy to malign the leadership in the counties," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We demand an unequivocal apology from Mr Steven Kanyatte and his company, failure to which the council shall take legal action," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This is very unfortunate and unfair and is turning out to be a case of someone who is being judged without being heard. We call upon the media to desist from giving airtime to fraudulent pollsters. As at today, no county is worse off because of devolution," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “the reported growth rate in the region was higher than the projected population. There had been increases in population not attributed to births from the locals” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have no money to pay workers and sustain other key services, including provision of health services in hospitals. We’re preparing to shut down our operations by mid this month because there is no money in the counties,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 4, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Unajua wakati mwingine kuna masuala mazito ambayo tunafaa kujadili kabla ya kuongea na wanahabari," External link

tuko Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are aware that devolution has faced a myriad of challenges,” “To safeguard the spirit of devolution, the council intends to initiate its own process known as ‘Ugatuzi Initiative’ in consultations with other players in Government to see how the Constitution can be reformed” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 30, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “Beyond this date, if the matter is not resolved then we have resolved that county governments will have no option but to shut down,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As you know this matter is with the Senate and the National Assembly, we hope that they can resolve this issue as soon as possible but beyond September 16, we will have no option but to shut down all the counties,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We regret that some counties have not been able to pay salaries and we want to tell our employees to be prepared to go without salaries if this matter is not resolved by September 16,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The National Assembly is being used by the national government to frustrate implementation of devolution which is meant to spur development at the grassroot level. We will not allow that to happen," External link

tuko Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Beyond this date, if the matter is not resolved the county governments will have no option but to shut down," External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The KRA team met me in my capacity as CoG chairman and briefed me about the tax demands. Ms Meyo, who is in charge of domestic taxes, led the team,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The money generated by the county government is deposited in one central bank account and when budgeting, some sectors get the lion’s share and this has affected service delivery in the health sector,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will no longer experience incidents where patients complain of lack of drugs in the public health facilities and doctors go on strike over delayed payments. Health is a critical component and I want efficiency in service delivery,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Latest statistics shows that there is more than 200 per cent increase in revenue collection for the past three weeks,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The tangatangas who are used to driving into western should start calculating their moves because we are watching and will counter them. We want them to come with respect” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is practically impossible for counties to follow all the procedure after receiving money on the last day of June,” “Ifmis system is also a problem. It is one of the obstacles to devolution. When everybody logs in, it becomes slow,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “I don't own that hotel and I have never owned it. If they want to investigate, let them go and do so,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 26, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The council of governors calls for respect for existing laws and laid down legal procedures. Arraigning a governor and denying him access to county offices will only emotionally charge the public,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 26, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “I don’t own that hotel and I have never owned it. If they want to investigate, let them go and do so,” External link

kenya-today Monday, August 26, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We must be alive to the consequence of this impasse. At the moment, county workers are on a go slow due to lack of supplies and non-payment of salaries,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 23, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A directive is hereby issued to all employees of the county to with immediate effect to refrain themselves from doing any business with the county government or through a proxy. Such arrangements make the county to procure goods and services at inflated prices,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As a county staff, you will be required to declare your interest in any business your kinsman wants to do with the county government. The county staff and his or relative will be thoroughly scrutinised before the tender is awarded,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We know most sugarcane farmers do not have the ability to develop their farms on their own,” “We will meet them and assess their needs” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “There is little we can do in salvaging Mumias Sugar Company without enough cane. As a county, we are determined to develop the crop,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I have been a minister for Planning and I assure you population is key in determining how much money a region gets. We call upon our people to take this seriously as it will also give Luhyas a bargaining power in the 2022 elections,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 19, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Contrary to public perception that the case is based on figures contained in the Division of Revenue Bill, the reference raises fundamental constitutional issues surrounding the process of the nationally raised revenue between the two levels of government,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are behind schedule because the contractor we had picked proved to be a letdown. We are back on track and the refurbished morgue will be unveiled in November this year,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties have over the years experienced problems in supporting their participants financially in the games with the problem persisting in the current event,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You must ensure I’m briefed daily on how much has been collected in each of the sub-counties,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties can no longer continue depending on shareable revenue and there need for them to come up with measures to improve own revenue collection to ensure services are not disrupted,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “At the moment, no county is receiving money for development because of the impasse on the Division of Revenue Allocation Bill. I have taken some measures that will help us to move forward since there is no development money being released to counties,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “In this case, we have two bulls fighting – the Senate and the National Assembly. It is us the governors feeling the pinch. You are the referee, you have all the power to determine who wins,” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "According to the latest report by the National Cancer Institute of Kenya, cancer is most prevalent in Kisumu, Kakamega, Nyeri, Nakuru, Bomet and Uasin-Gishu counties, " External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 4, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We need to have a very sober conversation about our health system even as we call upon you to consider declaring cancer a national disaster,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, August 4, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "According to the latest report by the National Cancer Institute of Kenya, cancer is most prevalent in Kisumu, Kakamega, Nyeri, Nakuru, Bomet and Uasin-Gishu counties, " External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 3, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We need to have a very sober conversation about our health system even as we call upon you to consider declaring cancer a national disaster,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will follow your footstep, to the deputy governor, you better pick a woman deputy in honour of Laboso,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, August 3, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In Kakamega, we have consistently been paying our workers as early as the 22nd day of each month but this time around it is impossible. Our workers will have to wait until after probably the 6th of August before they can receive the salaries," External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In Kakamega, we have consistently been paying our workers as early as the 22nd day of each month but this time around it is impossible. Our workers will have to wait until after probably the 6th of August before they can receive the salaries," External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Joyce Laboso ) : “We regret any inconvenience caused to our various stakeholders by these untimely changes. We stand in solidarity with the family (of Dr Laboso) and the nation during this mourning period,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Lake Region ) : “At the time of her passing, her excellency was the vice-chairperson of LREB and a critical component in the socio-economic development and transformational agenda of the Lake Region and to a large extent the Republic of Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The extension of the deadline was granted only after I pleaded with the World Bank team. This was the second time we had failed to submit the report and it was embarrassing to me as the chairman of the Council of Governors,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “There should be proper coordination between the Finance department and the other organs before contracts are awarded to ensure payments are made promptly. We want to avoid pending bills,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : ''We regret any inconvenience caused to our various stakeholders by these untimely changes. We stand in solidarity with the family and the nation,'' External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya recalled : ''Through this conference, she managed to help the bloc set its agenda and our national political leaders to focus on national development and cohesion,'' External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : ''It is our prayer that the Lord grants her family, the people of Bomet, the LREB counties and the Nation at large, the strength to overcome the emotions,'' External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I went to India on behalf of the CoG and when I arrived I found that she was not badly off”. “I couldn't think we could lose her as early as we have done today”. “But the only thing she asked me was, have you been given money? (nyinyi mumepewa pesa?)”. “That was the last word I talked to her," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Sospeter Ojaamong ) : "Ojaamong should also form a cooperative here in Busia so that we can buy fish from it," "Our people have been going to Kisumu and yet our brothers in Busia can execute that task to promote the economy of the county. We will also need fingerlings from Busia instead of travelling to Nandi county to buy them" External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Even if we decide to restore operations at Mumias, there are no raw materials to keep it afloat,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We don’t want the government to go and print more money to give us. If we sit down with the national government we shall be able to show them where the money we’re asking for is,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 29, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have done our best, but we stand on the issue of Sh335 billion. Look at the inflation, last year we were allocated Sh314 billion, we got the inflation of about six per cent, the amount came to Sh372 billion and that’s why the Senate was insisting on the figure of Sh327 billion,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We had come up with projects through the blocs, but we are being frustrated by the national government,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 26, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Going by my observations and media reports, devolution seems to be failing particularly on areas of accountability. Sometimes people are not sure who to hold accountable,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 26, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Inequality is also still a problem, some wards are favoured than others and has made devolution to lose support among citizens,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Sometimes citizens are not sure whom to hold accountable and for which service particular, causing confusion,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : “We also urged landlords to take note of this crisis and extend time for payment of rent as we seek to resolve this serious issue,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated ( about Commission ) : “We refute the government’s claims of an increase in the counties’ share of revenue to Ksh316 billion and insist on the Commission on Revenue Allocation’s figure of Ksh335 billion,” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Maybe we made a mistake when we came up with a new Constitution because the new law was meant to clip the powers of the President but in the process, it has created another imperial institution in the name of the National Assembly and the Treasury. These two institutions have been frustrating us for the last seven years,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is devolution which is under attack given that very few counties have managed to pass their budgets without the funds. We tried mediation, but it collapsed leaving us with no option after the National Assembly decided to desert us and go on recess without a solution,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Maybe we made a mistake when we came up with a new Constitution because the new law was meant to clip the powers of the President but in the process, it has created another imperial institution in the name of the National Assembly and the Treasury. These two institutions have been frustrating us for the last seven years,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The country’s economy has been projected to grow by 6.2 percent from the current 6.1 percent. There is a positive outlook in terms of economic growth and growth in ordinary revenues and there is absolutely no scientific reason for the equitable share of revenues to the counties to be reduced,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Very few counties have passed their budgets and quite a number have not passed their budgets because of this issue of division of revenue as they don’t know a figure to work with and it’s because of this frustration that we had to get redress from the Supreme Court,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 15, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The National Assembly is being used by the national government to frustrate implementation of devolution which is meant to spur development at the grassroot level. We will not allow that to happen," External link

tuko Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The three-tier system will strengthen devolution because it is not easy for small units like counties to engage a giant one like the national government,” “We have devolved those functions but not devolved financial control” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The public needs to be aware that even though the counties are ready to serve them, they are unable to do so due to lack of funds to support effective and efficient service delivery,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “At this time, Treasury is only releasing money for wages. You can’t divert the money to anything else because you have to pay salaries,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It’s like we are being micro-managed from Nairobi,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added ( about Henry Rotich ) : “Following the disbursement of funds to counties by the national government, I have agreed with National Treasury CS Henry Rotich to allow counties to transact until Friday July 12, 2019, to pay all pending bills,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 12, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Henry Rotich ) : “Following the disbursement of funds to Counties by the National Government, I have agreed with National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Hon. Henry Rotich to allow Counties to transact until Friday 12th July 2019 to pay ALL pending bills,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Joe Kadenge ) : "I am saddened to learn the passing of Kenyan legendary football Mzee Joe Kadenge whose mastery of the game made him an household name in Kenya in the 1960's and 70's,of the " External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The back and forth on this issue is negatively impacting on services on the regions and should be resolved without any further delay,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The council shall not support a constitutional referendum unless it entrenches in the constitution the allocation of shareable revenue to counties as 45 per cent of revenue of the previous year,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "Media limelight will interfere with your study programmes," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The girls are due to pick their admission letters to the respective schools as the County boss ensures that all other requirements are met before the trio settle down for serious studies in their respective schools," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We cannot wish away 2022 succession politics, but that does not justify individuals to sneak in and out at will. They must be prepared for structured engagement with us or forget their forays in this county,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “We held a meeting today chaired by the Deputy President; negotiations are ongoing to solve the stalemate. A solution must be found by this Thursday,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Legally, we have to start afresh. However, we have taken the initiative to progress under the guidance of the Deputy President,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Legally, we have to start afresh. However, we have taken the initiative to progress under the guidance of the Deputy President,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Legally, we have to start afresh. However, we have taken the initiative to progress under the guidance of the Deputy President,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Legally, we have to start afresh. However, we have taken the initiative to progress under the guidance of the Deputy President,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Some of the key services that will suffer in the next few days with a crisis already being experienced are health services through payment of commodities from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency and other commodity suppliers amounting to Sh5 billion," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Additionally, with the current status, counties have no basis for development for their next financial year’s budget. This means that there shall be no expenditure at least in the first month of the 2019/20," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "These four functions are exclusively devolved to the counties yet no allocation will go to the counties on the same. Important to note that this total allocation is bigger than the Sh335 billion proposed for all the 47 county governments," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We must state that if mediation fails, county governments will decline to receive salaries’ monies from government. We cannot be so insensitive to the desires of our citizens who overwhelmingly arri voted for devolution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya says : "Why can't they have decency? Summon the governor, tell him you wish to go to his house for a search instead of public drama" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We shall deliver on our pledge to put up the milk plant, it is one of the key development projects,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We shall deliver on our pledge to put up the milk plant, it is one of the key development projects,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The management of Mumias Sugar has cited lack of raw materials as one of critical issues that compelled them to close shop,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:10:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We have embarked on an ambitious journey to revamp the factory. However, we shall require total commitment from our farmers to be able to make any progress,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:10:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “We don’t condone corruption and we are ready to fight it…but the way Waititu was arrested, being frog matched – was so inhuman especially someone of his stature,” “Just summon the Governor, tell him you wish to go to his house for a search instead of all these dramas in front of the media” External link

kenyan-post Monday, May 27, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You frog match a governor in front of his constituents and family? it is not fair,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 27, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “We don’t condone corruption and we are ready to fight it…but the way Waititu was arrested, being frog matched – was so inhuman especially someone of his stature,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 27, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “Why do they want to do their work in front of the media? That is embarrassment targeted on the county chiefs. There must be dignity because human right is guaranteed in the Constitution,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 27, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You frog match a governor in front of his constituents and family? it is not fair,” “You are treating a whole governor as a criminal yet he has not been proved guilty. You are proving him guilty even before he is charged. I find that so bad and they should treat us with some dignity” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 27, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The MES programme smacks of high corruption, we have never seen the agreements between the suppliers and us, all we do is just pay; we do not know how much the supplier receives from what we pay,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Some counties have now even started using the equipment and they have been paying for them, this is a rip off,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Governors read mischief in this saga that has raised queries on the safety of Ifmis, which was supposed to bring transparency in financial management,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “If it is true that county officials had access to the national budget, then we have a serious problem,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 20, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Let there be thorough investigations on the leaders who were arrested so that we know whether they were involved in the murders or not. We don't want innocent people to stay in custody for mistakes they don't know," External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “If it is true that county officials had access to the national budget, then we have a serious problem,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya urged : “The President should now step in at this early stage and show direction. He should engage the two parties and also involved governors to forestall a financial crisis,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We cannot have a gang killing people anyhow while the same people pay taxes to be protected by the police," External link

standardmedia Monday, May 13, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Treasury has admitted that the budget execution reports for the counties in question had erroneous descriptions,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 13, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We as the county governments feel that this is a serious issue that the only qualified and independent institution should investigate and clarify,” External link

capitalfm Friday, May 10, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is a mystery to all of us,” External link

capitalfm Friday, May 10, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It would be important to note that the figures in dispute as raised by the senate were never pointed out by the auditor general as point of queries to the individual counties during the audit,” “County governments also prepare programme-based budgets approved by the county assemblies. Neither did they (assemblies), raise the anomalies nor did the issues raised in the management letter developed by the auditor general during the audit process,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 9, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will demand a review for all the 47 counties. We are narrowing down on Ifmis that generates these reports, and we want to know who introduced these budget lines in the counties and why,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 9, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The bulk procurement of fertiliser does not match soil and crop preparedness and hence inconvenience farmers,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Baraza la magavana limebaini kuwa, hamna fedha zozote ambazo zilitumika katika kufadhili miradi ya serikali. Hii ni kwa sababu bajeti ambazo zimetengewa majimbo hazikinzani na miradi ambayo inafaa itekelezwe na serikali," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The Council of Governors wants to know who spent the money if indeed the money was spent,” “Since the county governments did not spend the money, who spent the it? Is someone somewhere siphoning counties' funds through fake entries? This is utmost fraud that needs to be unearthed. This money was not spent at the county level,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The Council of Governors wants to know who spent the money if indeed the money was spent,” “Since the county governments did not spend the money, who spent the it? Is someone somewhere siphoning counties' funds through fake entries? This is utmost fraud that needs to be unearthed. This money was not spent at the county level,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about County Public ) : “This therefore confirms the reason for which the budgets were approved by the controller of budget at the beginning of the financial year for the purpose of withdrawal of county funds from the County Revenue Funds Accounts,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "The office of the Auditor General is not well resourced. It has very few experienced auditors so you find that they are using very junior staff who have just been recruited and as such, they don't understand some of the audit issues they have to deal with. They are narrow-minded and their work is to look for mistakes. Actually, their reports don’t add any value at all," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is something that has been put there. I have advised all governors not to appear before the Senate until the matter is resolved,” “How would you think all counties can do that? A budget is a local thing. There is no way all counties would provide that vote except for salaries” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I visited the home and realised that this was one of the poorest families in Kakamega. I have therefore directed the county government to make arrangements for the funeral expenses. We are also transferring the patients to Kakamega Referral Hospital so that they get specialised treatment at the expense of the county government," External link

nation-ke Monday, May 6, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We have agreed that all the officers will be replaced by a new team by tomorrow morning,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 6, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I am going to mobilise farmers in the Mumias Sugar growing area to stage a sit-in at the company on May 13, to show solidarity with the County Government of Kakamega,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I wish to make it clear that as a representative of farmers, the county government cannot allow this to happen,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The report contains detailed views from stakeholders to revive the industry including Mumias sugar company…the recommendations include the need to establish a framework for immediate implementation of the recommendations for the revival of the company through a technical committee to be formed by the National Treasury with the involvement of the County Government of Kakamega,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I am going to mobilise farmers in the Mumias Sugar growing area to stage a sit-in at the company on May 13, to show solidarity with the County Government of Kakamega,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I wish to make it clear that as a representative of farmers, the county government cannot allow this to happen,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The report contains detailed views from stakeholders to revive the industry including Mumias sugar company…the recommendations include the need to establish a framework for immediate implementation of the recommendations for the revival of the company through a technical committee to be formed by the National Treasury with the involvement of the County Government of Kakamega,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We won’t accept any attempt to reduce money already allocated to us. Nearly all counties have made their budgets with the cash in mind. Reduction will affect our plans," External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have already budgeted for the money and reducing it will spell doom for most of the planned projects in counties," External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “With more funds to counties, we can follow the example of the late Toroitich, and make Kenya a good secure country,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The equipment was brought to the Kakamega General Hospital on a Saturday night. I declined but I was made to accept under duress,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Yale tumeamua kwa haraka nikuhakikisha tumelinda hawa watoto kwa mwaka moja na nusu. Tutagharamia maziwa na wale ambao watakua wanawaangalia tutawalipa ( our immediate resolve is to ensure that in the next one and half years, we will cater for food expenses of Evaline’s children and pay those who will be taking care of them)” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "These children are ours, our responsibility as a county government we will take care of them" External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : "The most important thing is for them to agree to support me because you know they are in the extreme ends. Any of them would divide this country. So it is important they have a compromise in a candidate so they can be one," External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “Elections are local while ODM is a national party, you cannot use a by-election to rank a party,” External link

kenyastar Monday, April 15, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “Elections are local while ODM is a national party, you cannot use a by-election to rank a party,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "As a council we are here to support you and should there be any gap, we are ready to stand in," External link

BBCMonitoring Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As a council we are here to support you and should there be any gap, we are ready to stand in,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The investor from the United Kingdom is back, and will be undertaking the project. The factory will be put up on an eight-acre piece of land provided by the county,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Tea Factory ) : “Tea farmers in Kakamega have cooperative unions. They will be supplying tea leaves to the factory through these unions. Then they can use the returns to buy shares,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The investor from the United Kingdom is back, and will be undertaking the project. The factory will be put up on an eight-acre piece of land provided by the county,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Tea Factory ) : “Tea farmers in Kakamega have cooperative unions. They will be supplying tea leaves to the factory through these unions. Then they can use the returns to buy shares,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will not reverse our recommendations to the government to introduce zoning despite protests from some quarters,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The task-force has been round the entire sugar belt and has come up with various views in regards to what needs to be done to salvage the industry," External link

standardmedia Friday, March 29, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The National Treasury perennially disburses monies to counties late. Delayed disbursements mean that counties are not able to adequately deliver services to citizens and in this case, respond in time to the affected populations,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In the short term, the governors have established a special kitty where they will make contributions to support the affected counties,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The national and county governments should be in consonance in their response so that food and other relief can reach Kenyans in need,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Lake Region ) : “Our region is strategically placed to serve as a gateway to East and Central Africa and we also share a large water body in Lake Victoria which serves around 44.9 million people in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Lake Region ) : “The implementation of these projects will include jointly setting aside land for development of industrial cities, modernised workforce and landing bays, development of inter-county road circuits, refurbishing of ports, water hyacinth clearing and dredging of Lake Victoria,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Cancer is alarmingly common in Kakamega and late diagnosis complicates treatment and the healing process, leading to unnecessary loss of life,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The state-of-the-art facility will provide comprehensive healthcare besides promoting health tourism. We have engaged international partners and the donor community to fast-track its completion. Phase 1 will be equipped and commissioned soon,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The three-tier system will strengthen devolution because it is not easy for small units like counties to engage a giant one like the national government,” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have devolved many functions but not the financial control,” “You still have to go to Nairobi to have things done and this will only be addressed by regional governments. We also need to devolve security and we need a bigger unit to deal with those issues” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The three-tier system will strengthen devolution because it is not easy for small units like counties to engage a giant one like the national government,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have devolved many functions but not the financial control,” “You still have to go to Nairobi to have things done and this will only be addressed by regional governments. We also need to devolve security and we need a bigger unit to deal with those issues” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This was a well-executed plan and the culprits need to be brought to book and justice administered. Government has obligation to protect its people,” External link

tuko Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Health is a fully devolved function. Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC), just like affordable housing and food security, fall under ministries whose functions are devolved. Agriculture is fully devolved, while housing is also a county function,” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This so called Big Four agenda is alien to us because we were never consulted or involved in it anyway,” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya claimed : "This could be a scheme to revert to the national government some of the devolved functions," “Housing and health are devolved. This could be one way of taking over county functions through the back door” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We are against the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority Act. Counties cannot be forced to procure medical supplies from one unit only,” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Any reduction on the equitable share of revenue will adversely affect service delivery in the counties. That will mean county governments will have to re-allocate funds from development to recurrent expenditure,” External link

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

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Insufficient allocation and the delay in the disbursement of funds to counties by the Treasury have nearly paralysed projects and hampered service delivery in counties,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Having a leader in the government is a big score for us as a community and region,” External link

tuko Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The entire CoG has embraced the Big Four agenda but its implementation is still unclear. What is the policy framework? This noble idea needs more consultation. Counties need to be at the planning level of this agenda" External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT



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deputy party leader5.41%EN12/05/201605/12/2016
ally2.70%EN11/18/201618/11/2016
chairman10.81%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
finance committee chairman10.81%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
candidate2.70%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
planning minister8.11%EN12/22/201222/12/2012
minister2.70%EN01/20/201020/01/2010
chairperson2.70%EN11/23/200623/11/2006
mp2.70%EN12/31/200531/12/2005
Names Lang Count
Wycliffe OparanyaEN92.63%
Wycliffe OparanyaEU4.86%
Wycliff OparanyaEN1.08%
Wycliffe OpranyaEN0.72%
Wycliffe OparanyaSA0.54%
Wycliffe Ambetsa OparanyaEN0.18%
Wycliffe Ambetsa OparanyaEU0.00%


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William Ruto said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "As leaders we need to look for solutions to end the stalemate instead of going to court. I had advised Oparanya that issues regarding division of revenue could only be resolved through intergovernmental agencies but he told me he had an alternative solution " External link

tuko Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

William Ruto stated ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "What is happening now could have been avoided had Oparanya listened to my advice. His alternative solution seems not to work. Had he tabled his concerns before the Inter-Governmental Economic and Budget Council, we would have found a solution. It is important to use structures set up for management of devolution to reach into an agreement on matters involving sharing of revenue or any other matter. The National Assembly and the Senate must resolve this matter to enable us proceed with development " External link

tuko Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

William Ruto said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "As leaders, we need to look for solutions to end this stalemate instead of going to court. I had advised Mr Oparanya that issues regarding division of revenue could only be resolved through inter- governmental agencies but he told me had an alternative solution," External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moses Kajwang alisema ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “Ninamwambia Oparanya aache kuhamasisha magavana kwa sababu CoG haina mamlaka kukagua fedha za umma na pia nawasisitizia magavana wasipotoshwe na Oparanya kwa sababu sheria itachukua mkondo wake,” External link

mtanzania Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT