Wycliffe Oparanya

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Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I reiterate to the public that County Governments have not received a cent of this year’s finances. Services and projects are negatively impacted and a whole quarter (4 months) has gone by without any development being undertaken. The situation is very dire," External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 25, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Fifth Schedule ) : "We are aware that under Article 261 of the Constitution, Parliament is mandated to enact specific legislation mentioned in the Fifth Schedule and that failure to pass those enumerated laws can lead to the dissolution of parliament," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We must realize that the boundaries are for administrative purposes and not meant to divide the people,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, September 21, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have never seen the agreements of the MES programme 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 Monday, September 21, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have never seen the agreements of the MES programme 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 Monday, September 21, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “After consultation with my colleagues, I hereby announce lifting of the counties shutdown and urge the devolved units to resume their functions immediately. This is after the Senate unanimously resolved the stalemate on revenue sharing formula yesterday,” External link

capitalfm Friday, September 18, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "The plan to shut down counties tomorrow (September 17) is on. Our bare minimum is that counties get at least 50 per cent of the shareable revenue as advised by the Supreme Court, or at the very least, the release of the full allocations for the months of July, August and September," External link

allafrica Friday, September 18, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "These people are not serious. In fact, this Senate should just be dissolved. We asked them to pass the County Allocation Revenue Bill so we can get the money as they continue the debate on the revenue sharing formula. But they have tied everything to this formula, and it is the counties that are now suffering," External link

allafrica Friday, September 18, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Senate Speaker ) : “Since the Senate has not been able to unlock the stalemate on the flow of funds, it is not clear when this impasse will be resolved,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Since the Senate has not been able to unlock the stalemate on the flow of funds, it is not clear when this impasse will be resolved,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : ''Haijulikani ni lini mgogoro huo utatatuliwa hivyobasi tumelazimika kutoka notisi kwa kaunti zote kama ilivyo'' External link

bbc-swahili Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Our aim is to get as many friends as possible and take stock of our development and political agenda so that we plan for the next two years,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This was actually sort of a political meeting. We shall involve others after proper consultation is put in place,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The extra ordinary council of governors meeting held on September 8 resolved that henceforth, no county government shall advertise with the Nation Media Group merchandise until the situation is rectified," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Counties are experiencing a delay in approval and release of funds. Please note that at this time of emergency your office needs to be responsive not only to the law and procedure but alive to the emergency at hand," "We kindly urge you to release the fund to the counties to enable them to respond to the prevailing situation. please treat this with the utmost emergency that it deserves" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki, who despite surrendering himself to the EACC was not presented in time before court to take plea,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A number of senators are nurturing aspirations to be governors hence the deliberate efforts to portray governors as corrupt,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The extra ordinary council of governors meeting held on September 8 resolved that henceforth, no county government shall advertise with the Nation Media Group merchandise until the situation is rectified," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "There is a lot we are doing in Western Kenya and other parts of the country in the coming weeks. Some activities don't need the party leader and I will lead them myself, especially in Western," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I will gladly accept wherever you want me to be in 2022. I will follow your directions. I have decided to leave this lower league and climb up. I will accept the position you will offer me,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The devolution of health has helped residents and this is why we call on the Senate to find a workable formulae of sharing funds for services to continue,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties have pending bills and this must be addressed. There are several projects that we have put on hold as we are cashless,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are treated to all these wars in the Senate because public servants have failed to exercise integrity in their work. A lot of money is being lost at both the county and national government levels. There is need for accountability,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is unfortunate that county governments are unable to even pay the salaries and allowances of our health workers who remain in the front line to save lives of Kenyans," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In this regard, if the prevailing situation persists, effective September 17 counties will have no choice but to shut down,” External link

capitalfm Friday, September 4, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya warned : “We hereby forewarn the Senate that a Petition for its dissolution can be initiated by any member of the public through the High Court as provided for under Article 258 of the Constitution,” External link

capitalfm Friday, September 4, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In this regard, if the prevailing conditions persist, effective Thursday, September 17, 2020, counties will have no choice but to shut down. Therefore, all county government services will not be available," External link

tuko Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In this regard, if the prevailing situation persists, effective September 17 counties will have no choice but to shut down,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya warned : “We hereby forewarn the Senate that a Petition for its dissolution can be initiated by any member of the public through the High Court as provided for under Article 258 of the Constitution,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This will improve the flow of the funds which we desperately need to spur development in the counties,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “This is a home to many soccer stars like the late Jonathan Niva, Josephat Murila, Patrick Shilasi, Nick Yakhama and Mark Sirengo among others. We have many more players coming up and we need to motivate them to further their careers,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We hope the governor will be accorded a fair and expeditious trial to ensure uninterrupted service delivery to residents," "On the other hand, we continue to urge county officials to adhere to the principles of public finance as they exercise their respective duties" External link

standardmedia Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Counties are walking a tight rope because they have not received any funds for July and August, workers have not been paid and other critical activities have stalled. Counties have experienced similar challenges every year, with both National Treasury and the Senate always holding them to ransom," External link

standardmedia Friday, August 28, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We are open to any investor who engages in legal business to invest in our county," "Currently, the company is under receivership but we are considering leasing it to a serious investor who invests in cane development and finances to revive it," External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 24, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “There should be recourse to punish the Senate if they delay in discharging their duty. This will compel them to approve a formula without much delay. There should be a provision giving the Executive express authority to implement CRA formula if the Senate fails to approve a new formula within a specified period,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The turnaround time for testing has remained a major bottleneck in the fight against the virus," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The reality is that we must act now in a very strategic and coordinated manner to minimise the suffering of our citizens from this pandemic," "We have had our fair share of the Covid-19 challenges with Busia county leading the pack with 920 confirmed cases followed by Migori (350) and Kisumu (175)," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 21, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya asked : "I'll have to find another" External link

tuko Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Cumulatively since the outbreak of COVID-19 94,782 health care workers and 67,190 community health volunteers have been trained and sensitized across the 47 County Governments," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya asked : "I'll have to find another" External link

tuko Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You have seen the exploitation of KEMSA to counties and also the corruption that currently witnessed there especially in the purchases of COVID-19 commodities. Our position is that we should be allowed to buy from wherever so long as the process is competitive and those products are of high quality,” External link

capitalfm Monday, August 17, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I urge the Senate to pass CARA so counties are able access money as soon as the money is released by the Treasury,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 17, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Some of our people went independent because they were fed up with our systems. Let us be a democratic party. If someone wins, let them be given their certificates,” “We have to deal with the cartels in the system. This is the time to strengthen our secretariat. Let’s implement everything in the report if we are to move on as a party” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The committee will provide relevant advice and recommendations on interventions for control and mitigation of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic across member counties,” External link

tuko Friday, August 7, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The third-generation formula of county equitable share allocation was supposed to have been passed one and a half years ago,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 7, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties had already made their budgets. There is no way they will reduce the amounts allocated to different projects. In fact, we want more money,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 7, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The partial opening of the economy and cross border movement of people caused increased Covid-19 infection spread and requires additional commitments and efforts,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Mobilisation of critical actors in both public and private sectors is of utmost urgency and importance towards mounting an effective regional Covid-19 control and socio-economy in the region,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The activities will also include but not limited to promoting local production of medical supplies in the region,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "After the 4th Summit meeting, counties were asked not to procure PPEs, that Health ministry would distribute PPEs to the counties through Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa)," External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is difficult for the healthcare workers in Coastal and ASAL counties to don the PPEs for long due to heat," External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Several households in the rural areas do not meet the threshold for home-based isolation. Ministry of Health has an ongoing process of developing guidelines for community isolation like schools and social halls, this is not complete," External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "There is need for a scientific criteria on sharing of resources for mitigating Covid-19 and a transparent, accountable process on how Covid-19 funds are being utilised. We need consideration be made on alcohol consumption and closing of bars and the curfew period to be maintained," External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The equalisation funds amounting to Sh26 billion has been with the Treasury since we started devolution. We had problems and moved to court and a decision was made but the government is still reluctant to release the funds. This money and will assist more so the arid and semi-arid counties,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "Despite the end of the Financial Year 2019/2020, counties are yet to receive disbursements for the month of June and July. We seek your intervention for the immediate release of these funds, failure to which counties will grind to a halt and it will be difficult to fight Covid-19," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Counties are yet to receive Sh4.6 billion conditional grants from World Bank which are being held at the National Treasury. These funds are key in enabling counties to support the Kazi Mitaani Initiative," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Prior to the closure of schools, the monies for capitation sent to public primary and secondary schools was used to pay support staff in educational facilities. Since schools are closed, we request that a resolution be passed to release funds to pay personnel emoluments to support staff and utilities in public primary and secondary schools," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In view of the pandemic, we want counties to be involved in the determination of administration of the Equalisation Fund. We urge the Summit to resolve that the Ministry of Health expedites the completion of the ongoing health projects and thereafter initiate a joint inspection before handing over the same to the respective counties," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Despite the stringent measures on Covid-19, the political class remains the weak link in this fight since they are flouting the rules. Let politicians lead Kenyans by abstaining from attending physical meetings, and be deliberate on social distancing among other guidelines,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are going to speak with the president with a united voice. Despite the end of the financial year 2019/2020, counties are yet to receive the June and July disbursements. Further delay will not only affect payment of staff salaries but also negatively hinder timely response to Covid-19,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “What is critical is that we must increase testing centres. We have very few of them yet every county should have a testing centre,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties will now be best placed to come up with ways of containing the disease. If we can enhance testing, it will alert us on how to contain the disease,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is key to note that most governors fall under the age bracket of 58 years and above which the ministry advises to avoid physical meetings due to high risk of contracting Covid-19 and developing severe illness," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Although the distribution of healthcare workers has not attained global standards, the current status is an improvement from the previous year," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We seek your urgent intervention to facilitate release of these funds. Your prompt response will facilitate county governments to factor the balances in their supplementary budgets for this financial year, leading to uninterrupted service delivery,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "For the one and a half months we have engaged the national government we have seen fruits. The national government has committed to revive the sugar sector. A groundnut factory will be constructed in Vihiga County while the stalled cotton factory in Busia will be operationalised," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “For those who are in the Opposition and they are telling people they are going to bring development, they are lying to you,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Whether we like it or not, we must be in the government come 2022 despite your political party,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The Ministry of Health predicted a spike in Covid-19 cases to be in September. Going by what has happened in other countries, we have identified two parcels for mass graves in Kakamega town and in the southern part of the county in case we experience many deaths arising from the virus,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The country has been opened and people from the region, who were confined in Mombasa and Nairobi, are travelling to the villages. They are likely to spread the virus back at home and it will have been better if they remained wherever they are until such a time that the virus is contained,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "At the moment, our biggest challenge is the lack of testing kits in our facilities since this is the responsibility of the national government," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is important to undertake continuous testing especially for healthcare workers. County governments have continued to test workers attending to Covid-19 patients after every two weeks" External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : ''For sugar factories assets with a shorter life, for example, it would be wiser to keep a lease on as opposed to a buyout. This is why I support the lease option,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : ''Leasing is a far more cost-effective way of managing the sugar firms, although some investors may hesitate from leasing because of building potential equity,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya explained : ''If you want sugar factories for a short period less than 20 years then leasing is by far the best option over privatisation of the factories,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : ''Given that I have only two years for my term to expire I can’t enter into a lease arrangement,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I thank the President for the move that is a step forward in the efforts to revive the sugar sector. Leaders rubbishing the move should stop petty politics and focus on development matters," External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “To date, the payments have not been effected and unfortunately, healthcare workers have now issued a strike notice that starts next week,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “To-date the payments have not been effected and unfortunately healthcare workers have now issued a strike notice that starts next week,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We agreed that the national government should undertake many projects in the region. These include completion of privatisation or leasing of Nzoia Sugar Company and completion of commercialisation by attracting a strategic investor in Mumias Sugar Company, which is under receivership,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 3, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed county governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is the time that Kenyans must come together to ensure that we flatten the curve so that normal life should resume. We want to open the economy and this cannot happen unless we all come together and fight this particular disease,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 29, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “So far, we have about six governors facing impeachment motions in their counties, including Kitui’s Charity Ngilu...Although Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Senate, the damage has been done,” “We shall be convening this week to deliberate on this issue. We plead with the MCAs to spare the governors and let them serve their remaining term in peace,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Anne Waiguru ) : “So far, we have about six governors facing impeachment motions in their countiesAlthough Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Senate, the damage has been done,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Anne Waiguru ) : “So far, we have about six governors facing impeachment motions in their countiesAlthough Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Senate, the damage has been done,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties can’t meet their obligations now because all had to revise their budgets to factor in money to deal with Covid-19. The money set aside so far by all the 47 devolved units is close to Sh7 billion. We are doing this with the hope that the Treasury releases what is due to us but, not think of reducing our allocation,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In our last meeting with the President, we agreed to work together to foster development in the country and fight Covid-19 as a team. It is surprising that a CS is playing games behind our backs. We will take him head on,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “So far, we have about six governors facing impeachment motions in their counties including Kitui’s Charity Ngilu, although Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru was cleared of any wrongdoing by the senate, the damage has been done,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We know the governors’ rivals are behind the surge in impeachment motions flying around. We urge them to hold their horses and give the county chiefs ample time to serve, the elections will come in 2022,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We shall be convening this week to deliberate on this issue, we plead with the MCAs to spare the governors and let them serve their remaining term in peace,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

capitalfm Friday, June 26, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures," External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The county has finalised the setting up of the revolving fund. We have followed all the required rules and regulations," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The department is collecting statistics and other details of the farmers to guide them on implementation of the programme," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Kenya Power ) : "Negotiations are ongoing to have other debts the companies owe government agencies and other institutions like Kenya Power written off to facilitate the revival plan," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is within the spirit of inter-counties agreement on development issues that we agreed to go out of our way as a county,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We want to tell our people from across the whole of the Western Kenya regions that working together with President Uhuru's government major development initiatives are underway to revive the economy of the region,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 22, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have a mission to put together the people of Western and our mission is to ask the community to support the Building Bridges Initiative, President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in their efforts to unite the country,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We are here to follow up on responsibilities bestowed upon us during a meeting held at Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli’s Kajiado home recently,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya explained : “We have been to all other counties meeting elders except Kakamega, which will be our last stop,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We agreed that we will work together through the BBI after the meeting we held in Kajiado,” “We have met with the Sabaot and Bukusu elders, and we will continue to bring these people together based on our Kajiado resolution” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 12, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We agreed that we will work together through the BBI after the meeting we held in Kajiado,” “We have met with the Sabaot and Bukusu elders, and we will continue to bring these people together based on our Kajiado resolution” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 8, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have a mission to put together the people of western, and our mission is to ask our people to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in their efforts to unite the country,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 5, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have a mission to put together the people of western, and our mission is to ask our people to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in their efforts to unite the country,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We call upon the president to intervene in this matter and propose that no more trucks should be allowed to leave the port of Mombasa until the backlog at the border points is cleared,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We continue to appeal to the National Treasury and the Controller of Budget to disburse money to counties towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Building Bridges ) : “We have been supporting other candidates for presidency for years. Now is not the time for noise. Our opportunity is with the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) where review of the law will allow the winner of a presidential contest not to take it all,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Musalia Mudavadi ) : “When they realised that is what people wanted, they dashed there at the last minute. Mudavadi is always addressing media alone at his centre in Nairobi. He can’t claim to be speaking for Luhyas,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is after the draft Regional Blocs Bill has been tabled and ratified by Parliament that we shall now be allowed to go ahead and contribute monies toward joint regional bloc projects," External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Mutahi Kagwe ) : "Last week, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe promised that there would be mobile testing. I think this has not been achieved at the moment but I am happy that border counties have been supported and most of them have testing centres," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Mutahi Kagwe ) : "Last week, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe promised that there would be mobile testing. I think this has not been achieved at the moment but I am happy that border counties have been supported and most of them have testing centres," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "The fact that they are young, it may be difficult for them to follow regulations as they need close guidance yet the ratio of teachers to children is low," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “If possible, the testing facilities should be in every county especially in level four facilities and above,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Mutahi Kagwe ) : “Last week, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe promised that there would be mobile testing. I think this has not been achieved at the moment but I am happy that border counties have been supported and most of them have testing centres,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "You cannot exist as a party just for the sake of it. The fact that we want to get power as ODM, we must look at options that will make us get power, because Nasa is long dead. We don't want to repeat the past mistakes," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “The fact that they are young, it may be difficult for them to follow regulations as they need close guidance yet the ratio of teachers to children is low,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You cannot exist as a party just for the sake of it. The fact that we want to get power as ODM, we must look at options that will make us get power, because Nasa is long dead. We don’t want to repeat the past mistakes,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We’re happy so far on how counties have taken measures to tackle this pandemic. We’ve seen significant strides in the fight against the pandemic despite the various challenges they faced urging citizens to adhere to Ministry of Health guidelines,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A total of Sh85.6 billion, which is 27 per cent of the total allocation, is yet to be disbursed to the counties. The council takes great exception with this gatekeeping and calls upon the Controller of Budget to respect the rule of law and follow the court orders which will ensure money belonging to the county governments is disbursed without delay,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Following correspondence by Danida, we have noted the frustrations that the development partner is facing from the National Treasury, which has hampered expeditious processing of the money meant for emergency response to the current crisis. The National Treasury should provide guidelines on how the funds will be absorbed by counties,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 15, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We urge the National Treasury to remove the bottlenecks and give guidelines on how these funds will be absorbed by county governments," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 15, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “all the county governments are prepared and ready to deal with the pandemic” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This is an opportunity to get a lasting solution to the floods which used to be a Busia affair but have now spread to Bungoma, Kakamega [and] Trans Nzoia, thus the need for dams upstream in Lugari, Tongaren and Webuye," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This is an opportunity to get a lasting solution to the floods which used to be a Busia affair but have now spread to Bungoma, Kakamega [and] Trans Nzoia, thus the need for dams upstream in Lugari, Tongaren and Webuye," External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 11, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This is an opportunity to get a lasting solution to the floods which used to be a Busia affair but have now spread to Bungoma, Kakamega [and] Trans Nzoia, thus the need for dams upstream in Lugari, Tongaren and Webuye," External link

nation-ke Monday, May 11, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have taken the data all the affected people nationwide. We have set aside enough money in our emergency kitty, which will be wired directly to their mobile phones,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are now at the moment free to start the operations immediately some ethanol had been produced but could not be sold,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have already ploughed 2,500 acres with seed cane and intend to have the entire 10,000 acres planted,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have not received any funds towards Covid-19 fight from the National Government as erroneously reported in some quarters," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have found out that counties have done their supplementary estimates. The budgets have gone through the county assemblies and then there is this additional cost that has come on. We have to look at how we deal with that," External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The country is experiencing a huge magnitude of locusts that have never been here before. We need a concerted effort by both levels of government and other stakeholders and adequate funding to deal with the spread of the insects,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Further, county governments have partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in creating situation/war rooms that will focus on weekly monitoring of the food situation,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 27, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We urge our farmers and traders to continue with their operations while observing the guidelines put in place. In the event of challenges, they are advised to use hotline numbers that will be provided to the public,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 27, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "County governments have come a long way fighting for devolution because of the erratic flow of cash from the national government. Parliament should not agree to the proposal," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have been forced to suspend the implementation of key projects we had budgeted for to focus on the pandemic but our contribution is not being appreciated by the national government," External link

nation-ke Friday, April 24, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “On this premise, the council recommends that there is need for your office to determine an honorarium for the Covid-19 frontline staff who are serving beyond their call of duty in this period,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 17, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Your indulgence in this matter will be highly appreciated. The council will consolidate the budget for the county governments,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 17, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I want to say this, there are no free masks. It's up to each of us to take the responsibility to buy a mask and protect ourselves from infection since counties have no resources to sustain such an expenditure," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : "I want to assure football fans that construction of the stadium will be complete before the end of my term. My dream is to make Bukhungu stadium one of the best sporting facility in the country and region at large," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "Such incentives are key motivators to the health personnel who are overwhelmed during this period, when all eyes are on them to tame the spread of the pandemic," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is the time we require everybody’s sacrifice in the fight against Covid-19,” “We, therefore, urge more well-wishers to provide assistance to Kenyans to cushion them from suffering as they observe the rules and regulations by the government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 13, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “Such incentives are key motivators to the health personnel who are overwhelmed during this period, when all eyes are on them to tame the spread of the pandemic,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I want to say this, there are no free masks. It's up to each of us to take the responsibility to buy a mask and protect ourselves from infection since counties have no resources to sustain such an expenditure," External link

nation-ke Friday, April 10, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The provision of personal protective equipment for our health workers is top priority for county governments to ensure that health is not compromised even as they attend to patients. I therefore wish to commend the efforts of county governments in acquiring PPEs for their staff amidst the challenge of inadequate supply in the country,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 10, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We urge the national fertilizer subsidy programme under the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure deliver fertilisers to farmers without delays,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 10, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "Each county has identified gaps and made requests according to the number they require," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya wrote ( about Commission ) : “County governments note with utmost concern that the Public Service Commission is advertising positions on behalf of the county governments. Kindly note that this will not work since the function of hiring staff is a preserve of the county public service boards,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya says : “Our previous consultations on this matter resolved that the respective county public service boards will undertake the recruitment of staff, therefore the advert should allow the county governments undertake this process,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Twenty-two counties do not have ICU facilities. We call upon the national government to support these counties set up ICU facilities immediately,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “There are many vulnerable people; the aged population, young children and those with underlying medical conditions. HIV and Aids will compound the situation should the virus continue to spread,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “There are 161 ventilators in the county ICUs. We need support from the national government to acquire approximately 300 more ventilators,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This in itself is a great risk for the country should the disease spread rapidly in many counties at the same time as it is projected in the coming weeks,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The death of long-serving Catholic Archbishop Ndingi has saddened me. He was a true servant of God and a defender of human rights. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, relatives and the entire Catholic family. Go well Papa,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “What we witnessed yesterday at the start of the curfew at the Likoni Ferry in Mombasa county was despicable,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “The police abused and violated members of the public and the media by hitting, kicking and tear-gassing them. Some women were even lying on the ground vomiting,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is our call, that the national and the county governments put in place measures to cushion the poor and vulnerable members of society from starvation in the event of a total lockdown,” External link

nation-ke Friday, March 27, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I think 50 per cent will be too much for us. Some of us have mortgages and loans that we are servicing,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 27, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is upon respective governors to convene a cabinet meeting to agree on the resolutions. If we go into legalities, then this thing will not be implemented,” “This is an extra-ordinary situation. We should not complicate the issue. If an employee refuses you let them be,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 27, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The National Government should come out to help us because it is them who get money from the international donors. They have to help the counties,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 27, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We don’t want visitors and that is why we’re closing down and those who will remain in office must strictly observe the measures spelled out by both levels of government,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Some people run away from others just because they have normal flu. This is unfair because we need each other during this trying moment. However, if you have common flu, stay at home to avoid mistreatment," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 23, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The first patient, a Kakamega-based businessman, who had arrived in the country from Dubai on Sunday. He walked to the referral hospital after experiencing corona-like symptoms and was immediately placed in isolation,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Kakamega had been put on high alert after the three cases,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 20, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “County laboratory personnel have been trained, but not equipped to collect specimen. This in itself is a great risk for the country, should the disease spread rapidly in many counties at the same time,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Each of us should play his or her role. Landlords can allow their tenants not to pay this month’s rent. Each member of the public should remain vigilant as the risk is still high. Let them maintain basic hand and respiratory hygiene, safe food handling processes and avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are not going to take any body to the public morgues but as a government, we shall support the bereaved communities to dispose of their dead ones with immediate effect,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “We are targeting sub-counties with higher foreign population especially where construction of roads is going on. They include Malava, Likuyani, Ikolomani and Lurambi. We have also temporarily identified a 5-bed isolation room as construction of the 20-bed capacity ward goes on,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “On January 18, 2020, we had a rumour of the outbreak of the virus at Bukhaywa market in Malava Sub-County. Our rapid response team rushed to the scene but found out that it was a rumour. We had a similar case at Serekeya in Likuyani on February 13 but they were all rumours,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Although we have not confirmed any Covid-19 case in the county, we are committed to enforce precautionary measures to prevent and protect our people against the virus,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Whether there are 1,000 or 10 bodies, they must be collected immediately and buried. My administration has waived mortuary fees to facilitate that,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We had a case where some Chinese nationals were quarantined for 14 days in one of our hospitals in Ikolomani but tested negative for the virus. In another incident, an Egyptian fell ill and was admitted to St Mary’s Mission Hospital in Mumias but was later diagnosed with malaria,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We are not going to take any body to our mortuaries," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 16, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Kakamega Forest is a lifeline of many rivers across the country. However, it faces immense challenges as a result of encroachment,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 13, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We wish to assure the country that there is no cause for alarm at the county level as stringent measures have been put in place,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The law stipulates that each county sets aside at least two per cent of its budget for emergencies like this. Those that do not have it are supposed to quickly come up with a supplementary budget,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The control measures have not been adequate and so far the pandemic is growing very fast. Hence, there is need for a concerted effort by both levels of government and other stakeholders plus adequate funding from the National Treasury to finance the response activities," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “No amount of money can replace the loss of your loved ones. This is a little help from well-wishers,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 2, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "When the ongoing investigations are completed, the report should be made public to ensure that there won't be a repetition of the same in the future," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 29, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The three-tier system should be created based on the 2005 Bomas Draft that created 14 regions,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about William Hussey ) : “There are 1,000 cases against Mumias Sugar Company including one at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, but I am determined to see the company up and running. I will establish a county sugar fund to help in its revival,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In the same has further been enshrined under section 29 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act which provides that the County Assembly needs to be notified of the decision to allow the Assembly to deliberate on the same," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Governors and Cabinet Secretaries met here in a pre-summit meeting before they meet Uhuru tomorrow. The meeting is meant to come up with the agenda of tomorrow’s meeting,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 21, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya wrote : “The request from your office on the provision of additional documentation to facilitate your approval of withdrawal of funds amounts to auditing. Further, the requisitions submitted to your office from counties have been cleared by the County Budget Coordinators resident in your office,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We lost seven people in a tragic accident at Iguhu in September 2014 when ferrying home, the body of a relative for burial and in April 2015, we lost eight students during the Garissa University terror attack, 31 people died at Fort Tenan accident in October 2018 and on February 3 we lost 14 pupils,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

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 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



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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Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I reiterate to the public that County Governments have not received a cent of this year’s finances. Services and projects are negatively impacted and a whole quarter (4 months) has gone by without any development being undertaken. The situation is very dire," External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 25, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Fifth Schedule ) : "We are aware that under Article 261 of the Constitution, Parliament is mandated to enact specific legislation mentioned in the Fifth Schedule and that failure to pass those enumerated laws can lead to the dissolution of parliament," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We must realize that the boundaries are for administrative purposes and not meant to divide the people,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, September 21, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have never seen the agreements of the MES programme 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 Monday, September 21, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have never seen the agreements of the MES programme 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 Monday, September 21, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “After consultation with my colleagues, I hereby announce lifting of the counties shutdown and urge the devolved units to resume their functions immediately. This is after the Senate unanimously resolved the stalemate on revenue sharing formula yesterday,” External link

capitalfm Friday, September 18, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "The plan to shut down counties tomorrow (September 17) is on. Our bare minimum is that counties get at least 50 per cent of the shareable revenue as advised by the Supreme Court, or at the very least, the release of the full allocations for the months of July, August and September," External link

allafrica Friday, September 18, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "These people are not serious. In fact, this Senate should just be dissolved. We asked them to pass the County Allocation Revenue Bill so we can get the money as they continue the debate on the revenue sharing formula. But they have tied everything to this formula, and it is the counties that are now suffering," External link

allafrica Friday, September 18, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Senate Speaker ) : “Since the Senate has not been able to unlock the stalemate on the flow of funds, it is not clear when this impasse will be resolved,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Since the Senate has not been able to unlock the stalemate on the flow of funds, it is not clear when this impasse will be resolved,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : ''Haijulikani ni lini mgogoro huo utatatuliwa hivyobasi tumelazimika kutoka notisi kwa kaunti zote kama ilivyo'' External link

bbc-swahili Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Our aim is to get as many friends as possible and take stock of our development and political agenda so that we plan for the next two years,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This was actually sort of a political meeting. We shall involve others after proper consultation is put in place,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The extra ordinary council of governors meeting held on September 8 resolved that henceforth, no county government shall advertise with the Nation Media Group merchandise until the situation is rectified," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Counties are experiencing a delay in approval and release of funds. Please note that at this time of emergency your office needs to be responsive not only to the law and procedure but alive to the emergency at hand," "We kindly urge you to release the fund to the counties to enable them to respond to the prevailing situation. please treat this with the utmost emergency that it deserves" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki, who despite surrendering himself to the EACC was not presented in time before court to take plea,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A number of senators are nurturing aspirations to be governors hence the deliberate efforts to portray governors as corrupt,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The extra ordinary council of governors meeting held on September 8 resolved that henceforth, no county government shall advertise with the Nation Media Group merchandise until the situation is rectified," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "There is a lot we are doing in Western Kenya and other parts of the country in the coming weeks. Some activities don't need the party leader and I will lead them myself, especially in Western," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I will gladly accept wherever you want me to be in 2022. I will follow your directions. I have decided to leave this lower league and climb up. I will accept the position you will offer me,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The devolution of health has helped residents and this is why we call on the Senate to find a workable formulae of sharing funds for services to continue,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties have pending bills and this must be addressed. There are several projects that we have put on hold as we are cashless,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are treated to all these wars in the Senate because public servants have failed to exercise integrity in their work. A lot of money is being lost at both the county and national government levels. There is need for accountability,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is unfortunate that county governments are unable to even pay the salaries and allowances of our health workers who remain in the front line to save lives of Kenyans," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In this regard, if the prevailing situation persists, effective September 17 counties will have no choice but to shut down,” External link

capitalfm Friday, September 4, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya warned : “We hereby forewarn the Senate that a Petition for its dissolution can be initiated by any member of the public through the High Court as provided for under Article 258 of the Constitution,” External link

capitalfm Friday, September 4, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In this regard, if the prevailing conditions persist, effective Thursday, September 17, 2020, counties will have no choice but to shut down. Therefore, all county government services will not be available," External link

tuko Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In this regard, if the prevailing situation persists, effective September 17 counties will have no choice but to shut down,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya warned : “We hereby forewarn the Senate that a Petition for its dissolution can be initiated by any member of the public through the High Court as provided for under Article 258 of the Constitution,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This will improve the flow of the funds which we desperately need to spur development in the counties,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “This is a home to many soccer stars like the late Jonathan Niva, Josephat Murila, Patrick Shilasi, Nick Yakhama and Mark Sirengo among others. We have many more players coming up and we need to motivate them to further their careers,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We hope the governor will be accorded a fair and expeditious trial to ensure uninterrupted service delivery to residents," "On the other hand, we continue to urge county officials to adhere to the principles of public finance as they exercise their respective duties" External link

standardmedia Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Counties are walking a tight rope because they have not received any funds for July and August, workers have not been paid and other critical activities have stalled. Counties have experienced similar challenges every year, with both National Treasury and the Senate always holding them to ransom," External link

standardmedia Friday, August 28, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We are open to any investor who engages in legal business to invest in our county," "Currently, the company is under receivership but we are considering leasing it to a serious investor who invests in cane development and finances to revive it," External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 24, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “There should be recourse to punish the Senate if they delay in discharging their duty. This will compel them to approve a formula without much delay. There should be a provision giving the Executive express authority to implement CRA formula if the Senate fails to approve a new formula within a specified period,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The turnaround time for testing has remained a major bottleneck in the fight against the virus," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The reality is that we must act now in a very strategic and coordinated manner to minimise the suffering of our citizens from this pandemic," "We have had our fair share of the Covid-19 challenges with Busia county leading the pack with 920 confirmed cases followed by Migori (350) and Kisumu (175)," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 21, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya asked : "I'll have to find another" External link

tuko Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Cumulatively since the outbreak of COVID-19 94,782 health care workers and 67,190 community health volunteers have been trained and sensitized across the 47 County Governments," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya asked : "I'll have to find another" External link

tuko Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You have seen the exploitation of KEMSA to counties and also the corruption that currently witnessed there especially in the purchases of COVID-19 commodities. Our position is that we should be allowed to buy from wherever so long as the process is competitive and those products are of high quality,” External link

capitalfm Monday, August 17, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I urge the Senate to pass CARA so counties are able access money as soon as the money is released by the Treasury,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 17, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Some of our people went independent because they were fed up with our systems. Let us be a democratic party. If someone wins, let them be given their certificates,” “We have to deal with the cartels in the system. This is the time to strengthen our secretariat. Let’s implement everything in the report if we are to move on as a party” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The committee will provide relevant advice and recommendations on interventions for control and mitigation of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic across member counties,” External link

tuko Friday, August 7, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The third-generation formula of county equitable share allocation was supposed to have been passed one and a half years ago,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 7, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties had already made their budgets. There is no way they will reduce the amounts allocated to different projects. In fact, we want more money,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 7, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The partial opening of the economy and cross border movement of people caused increased Covid-19 infection spread and requires additional commitments and efforts,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Mobilisation of critical actors in both public and private sectors is of utmost urgency and importance towards mounting an effective regional Covid-19 control and socio-economy in the region,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The activities will also include but not limited to promoting local production of medical supplies in the region,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "After the 4th Summit meeting, counties were asked not to procure PPEs, that Health ministry would distribute PPEs to the counties through Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa)," External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is difficult for the healthcare workers in Coastal and ASAL counties to don the PPEs for long due to heat," External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Several households in the rural areas do not meet the threshold for home-based isolation. Ministry of Health has an ongoing process of developing guidelines for community isolation like schools and social halls, this is not complete," External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "There is need for a scientific criteria on sharing of resources for mitigating Covid-19 and a transparent, accountable process on how Covid-19 funds are being utilised. We need consideration be made on alcohol consumption and closing of bars and the curfew period to be maintained," External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The equalisation funds amounting to Sh26 billion has been with the Treasury since we started devolution. We had problems and moved to court and a decision was made but the government is still reluctant to release the funds. This money and will assist more so the arid and semi-arid counties,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "Despite the end of the Financial Year 2019/2020, counties are yet to receive disbursements for the month of June and July. We seek your intervention for the immediate release of these funds, failure to which counties will grind to a halt and it will be difficult to fight Covid-19," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Counties are yet to receive Sh4.6 billion conditional grants from World Bank which are being held at the National Treasury. These funds are key in enabling counties to support the Kazi Mitaani Initiative," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Prior to the closure of schools, the monies for capitation sent to public primary and secondary schools was used to pay support staff in educational facilities. Since schools are closed, we request that a resolution be passed to release funds to pay personnel emoluments to support staff and utilities in public primary and secondary schools," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In view of the pandemic, we want counties to be involved in the determination of administration of the Equalisation Fund. We urge the Summit to resolve that the Ministry of Health expedites the completion of the ongoing health projects and thereafter initiate a joint inspection before handing over the same to the respective counties," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Despite the stringent measures on Covid-19, the political class remains the weak link in this fight since they are flouting the rules. Let politicians lead Kenyans by abstaining from attending physical meetings, and be deliberate on social distancing among other guidelines,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are going to speak with the president with a united voice. Despite the end of the financial year 2019/2020, counties are yet to receive the June and July disbursements. Further delay will not only affect payment of staff salaries but also negatively hinder timely response to Covid-19,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “What is critical is that we must increase testing centres. We have very few of them yet every county should have a testing centre,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties will now be best placed to come up with ways of containing the disease. If we can enhance testing, it will alert us on how to contain the disease,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is key to note that most governors fall under the age bracket of 58 years and above which the ministry advises to avoid physical meetings due to high risk of contracting Covid-19 and developing severe illness," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Although the distribution of healthcare workers has not attained global standards, the current status is an improvement from the previous year," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We seek your urgent intervention to facilitate release of these funds. Your prompt response will facilitate county governments to factor the balances in their supplementary budgets for this financial year, leading to uninterrupted service delivery,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "For the one and a half months we have engaged the national government we have seen fruits. The national government has committed to revive the sugar sector. A groundnut factory will be constructed in Vihiga County while the stalled cotton factory in Busia will be operationalised," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “For those who are in the Opposition and they are telling people they are going to bring development, they are lying to you,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Whether we like it or not, we must be in the government come 2022 despite your political party,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The Ministry of Health predicted a spike in Covid-19 cases to be in September. Going by what has happened in other countries, we have identified two parcels for mass graves in Kakamega town and in the southern part of the county in case we experience many deaths arising from the virus,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The country has been opened and people from the region, who were confined in Mombasa and Nairobi, are travelling to the villages. They are likely to spread the virus back at home and it will have been better if they remained wherever they are until such a time that the virus is contained,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "At the moment, our biggest challenge is the lack of testing kits in our facilities since this is the responsibility of the national government," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is important to undertake continuous testing especially for healthcare workers. County governments have continued to test workers attending to Covid-19 patients after every two weeks" External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : ''For sugar factories assets with a shorter life, for example, it would be wiser to keep a lease on as opposed to a buyout. This is why I support the lease option,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : ''Leasing is a far more cost-effective way of managing the sugar firms, although some investors may hesitate from leasing because of building potential equity,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya explained : ''If you want sugar factories for a short period less than 20 years then leasing is by far the best option over privatisation of the factories,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : ''Given that I have only two years for my term to expire I can’t enter into a lease arrangement,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I thank the President for the move that is a step forward in the efforts to revive the sugar sector. Leaders rubbishing the move should stop petty politics and focus on development matters," External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “To date, the payments have not been effected and unfortunately, healthcare workers have now issued a strike notice that starts next week,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “To-date the payments have not been effected and unfortunately healthcare workers have now issued a strike notice that starts next week,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We agreed that the national government should undertake many projects in the region. These include completion of privatisation or leasing of Nzoia Sugar Company and completion of commercialisation by attracting a strategic investor in Mumias Sugar Company, which is under receivership,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 3, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed county governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is the time that Kenyans must come together to ensure that we flatten the curve so that normal life should resume. We want to open the economy and this cannot happen unless we all come together and fight this particular disease,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 29, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “So far, we have about six governors facing impeachment motions in their counties, including Kitui’s Charity Ngilu...Although Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Senate, the damage has been done,” “We shall be convening this week to deliberate on this issue. We plead with the MCAs to spare the governors and let them serve their remaining term in peace,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Anne Waiguru ) : “So far, we have about six governors facing impeachment motions in their countiesAlthough Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Senate, the damage has been done,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Anne Waiguru ) : “So far, we have about six governors facing impeachment motions in their countiesAlthough Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Senate, the damage has been done,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Counties can’t meet their obligations now because all had to revise their budgets to factor in money to deal with Covid-19. The money set aside so far by all the 47 devolved units is close to Sh7 billion. We are doing this with the hope that the Treasury releases what is due to us but, not think of reducing our allocation,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In our last meeting with the President, we agreed to work together to foster development in the country and fight Covid-19 as a team. It is surprising that a CS is playing games behind our backs. We will take him head on,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 29, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “So far, we have about six governors facing impeachment motions in their counties including Kitui’s Charity Ngilu, although Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru was cleared of any wrongdoing by the senate, the damage has been done,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We know the governors’ rivals are behind the surge in impeachment motions flying around. We urge them to hold their horses and give the county chiefs ample time to serve, the elections will come in 2022,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We shall be convening this week to deliberate on this issue, we plead with the MCAs to spare the governors and let them serve their remaining term in peace,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

capitalfm Friday, June 26, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Through your directive that allowed County Governments to procure non-pharmaceuticals from other agencies, Counties have enhanced their response measures," External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The county has finalised the setting up of the revolving fund. We have followed all the required rules and regulations," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The department is collecting statistics and other details of the farmers to guide them on implementation of the programme," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Kenya Power ) : "Negotiations are ongoing to have other debts the companies owe government agencies and other institutions like Kenya Power written off to facilitate the revival plan," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is within the spirit of inter-counties agreement on development issues that we agreed to go out of our way as a county,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We want to tell our people from across the whole of the Western Kenya regions that working together with President Uhuru's government major development initiatives are underway to revive the economy of the region,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 22, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have a mission to put together the people of Western and our mission is to ask the community to support the Building Bridges Initiative, President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in their efforts to unite the country,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We are here to follow up on responsibilities bestowed upon us during a meeting held at Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli’s Kajiado home recently,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya explained : “We have been to all other counties meeting elders except Kakamega, which will be our last stop,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We agreed that we will work together through the BBI after the meeting we held in Kajiado,” “We have met with the Sabaot and Bukusu elders, and we will continue to bring these people together based on our Kajiado resolution” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 12, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We agreed that we will work together through the BBI after the meeting we held in Kajiado,” “We have met with the Sabaot and Bukusu elders, and we will continue to bring these people together based on our Kajiado resolution” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 8, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have a mission to put together the people of western, and our mission is to ask our people to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in their efforts to unite the country,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 5, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have a mission to put together the people of western, and our mission is to ask our people to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in their efforts to unite the country,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We call upon the president to intervene in this matter and propose that no more trucks should be allowed to leave the port of Mombasa until the backlog at the border points is cleared,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We continue to appeal to the National Treasury and the Controller of Budget to disburse money to counties towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Building Bridges ) : “We have been supporting other candidates for presidency for years. Now is not the time for noise. Our opportunity is with the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) where review of the law will allow the winner of a presidential contest not to take it all,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Musalia Mudavadi ) : “When they realised that is what people wanted, they dashed there at the last minute. Mudavadi is always addressing media alone at his centre in Nairobi. He can’t claim to be speaking for Luhyas,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It is after the draft Regional Blocs Bill has been tabled and ratified by Parliament that we shall now be allowed to go ahead and contribute monies toward joint regional bloc projects," External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Mutahi Kagwe ) : "Last week, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe promised that there would be mobile testing. I think this has not been achieved at the moment but I am happy that border counties have been supported and most of them have testing centres," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Mutahi Kagwe ) : "Last week, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe promised that there would be mobile testing. I think this has not been achieved at the moment but I am happy that border counties have been supported and most of them have testing centres," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "The fact that they are young, it may be difficult for them to follow regulations as they need close guidance yet the ratio of teachers to children is low," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “If possible, the testing facilities should be in every county especially in level four facilities and above,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Mutahi Kagwe ) : “Last week, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe promised that there would be mobile testing. I think this has not been achieved at the moment but I am happy that border counties have been supported and most of them have testing centres,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "You cannot exist as a party just for the sake of it. The fact that we want to get power as ODM, we must look at options that will make us get power, because Nasa is long dead. We don't want to repeat the past mistakes," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “The fact that they are young, it may be difficult for them to follow regulations as they need close guidance yet the ratio of teachers to children is low,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “You cannot exist as a party just for the sake of it. The fact that we want to get power as ODM, we must look at options that will make us get power, because Nasa is long dead. We don’t want to repeat the past mistakes,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We’re happy so far on how counties have taken measures to tackle this pandemic. We’ve seen significant strides in the fight against the pandemic despite the various challenges they faced urging citizens to adhere to Ministry of Health guidelines,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A total of Sh85.6 billion, which is 27 per cent of the total allocation, is yet to be disbursed to the counties. The council takes great exception with this gatekeeping and calls upon the Controller of Budget to respect the rule of law and follow the court orders which will ensure money belonging to the county governments is disbursed without delay,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Following correspondence by Danida, we have noted the frustrations that the development partner is facing from the National Treasury, which has hampered expeditious processing of the money meant for emergency response to the current crisis. The National Treasury should provide guidelines on how the funds will be absorbed by counties,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 15, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We urge the National Treasury to remove the bottlenecks and give guidelines on how these funds will be absorbed by county governments," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 15, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “all the county governments are prepared and ready to deal with the pandemic” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This is an opportunity to get a lasting solution to the floods which used to be a Busia affair but have now spread to Bungoma, Kakamega [and] Trans Nzoia, thus the need for dams upstream in Lugari, Tongaren and Webuye," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This is an opportunity to get a lasting solution to the floods which used to be a Busia affair but have now spread to Bungoma, Kakamega [and] Trans Nzoia, thus the need for dams upstream in Lugari, Tongaren and Webuye," External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 11, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "This is an opportunity to get a lasting solution to the floods which used to be a Busia affair but have now spread to Bungoma, Kakamega [and] Trans Nzoia, thus the need for dams upstream in Lugari, Tongaren and Webuye," External link

nation-ke Monday, May 11, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have taken the data all the affected people nationwide. We have set aside enough money in our emergency kitty, which will be wired directly to their mobile phones,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are now at the moment free to start the operations immediately some ethanol had been produced but could not be sold,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have already ploughed 2,500 acres with seed cane and intend to have the entire 10,000 acres planted,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have not received any funds towards Covid-19 fight from the National Government as erroneously reported in some quarters," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have found out that counties have done their supplementary estimates. The budgets have gone through the county assemblies and then there is this additional cost that has come on. We have to look at how we deal with that," External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The country is experiencing a huge magnitude of locusts that have never been here before. We need a concerted effort by both levels of government and other stakeholders and adequate funding to deal with the spread of the insects,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Further, county governments have partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in creating situation/war rooms that will focus on weekly monitoring of the food situation,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 27, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We urge our farmers and traders to continue with their operations while observing the guidelines put in place. In the event of challenges, they are advised to use hotline numbers that will be provided to the public,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 27, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "County governments have come a long way fighting for devolution because of the erratic flow of cash from the national government. Parliament should not agree to the proposal," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have been forced to suspend the implementation of key projects we had budgeted for to focus on the pandemic but our contribution is not being appreciated by the national government," External link

nation-ke Friday, April 24, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “On this premise, the council recommends that there is need for your office to determine an honorarium for the Covid-19 frontline staff who are serving beyond their call of duty in this period,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 17, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Your indulgence in this matter will be highly appreciated. The council will consolidate the budget for the county governments,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 17, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I want to say this, there are no free masks. It's up to each of us to take the responsibility to buy a mask and protect ourselves from infection since counties have no resources to sustain such an expenditure," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : "I want to assure football fans that construction of the stadium will be complete before the end of my term. My dream is to make Bukhungu stadium one of the best sporting facility in the country and region at large," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "Such incentives are key motivators to the health personnel who are overwhelmed during this period, when all eyes are on them to tame the spread of the pandemic," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is the time we require everybody’s sacrifice in the fight against Covid-19,” “We, therefore, urge more well-wishers to provide assistance to Kenyans to cushion them from suffering as they observe the rules and regulations by the government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 13, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “Such incentives are key motivators to the health personnel who are overwhelmed during this period, when all eyes are on them to tame the spread of the pandemic,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I want to say this, there are no free masks. It's up to each of us to take the responsibility to buy a mask and protect ourselves from infection since counties have no resources to sustain such an expenditure," External link

nation-ke Friday, April 10, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The provision of personal protective equipment for our health workers is top priority for county governments to ensure that health is not compromised even as they attend to patients. I therefore wish to commend the efforts of county governments in acquiring PPEs for their staff amidst the challenge of inadequate supply in the country,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 10, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We urge the national fertilizer subsidy programme under the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure deliver fertilisers to farmers without delays,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 10, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "Each county has identified gaps and made requests according to the number they require," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya wrote ( about Commission ) : “County governments note with utmost concern that the Public Service Commission is advertising positions on behalf of the county governments. Kindly note that this will not work since the function of hiring staff is a preserve of the county public service boards,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya says : “Our previous consultations on this matter resolved that the respective county public service boards will undertake the recruitment of staff, therefore the advert should allow the county governments undertake this process,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Twenty-two counties do not have ICU facilities. We call upon the national government to support these counties set up ICU facilities immediately,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “There are many vulnerable people; the aged population, young children and those with underlying medical conditions. HIV and Aids will compound the situation should the virus continue to spread,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “There are 161 ventilators in the county ICUs. We need support from the national government to acquire approximately 300 more ventilators,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This in itself is a great risk for the country should the disease spread rapidly in many counties at the same time as it is projected in the coming weeks,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The death of long-serving Catholic Archbishop Ndingi has saddened me. He was a true servant of God and a defender of human rights. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, relatives and the entire Catholic family. Go well Papa,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “What we witnessed yesterday at the start of the curfew at the Likoni Ferry in Mombasa county was despicable,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “The police abused and violated members of the public and the media by hitting, kicking and tear-gassing them. Some women were even lying on the ground vomiting,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is our call, that the national and the county governments put in place measures to cushion the poor and vulnerable members of society from starvation in the event of a total lockdown,” External link

nation-ke Friday, March 27, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I think 50 per cent will be too much for us. Some of us have mortgages and loans that we are servicing,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 27, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It is upon respective governors to convene a cabinet meeting to agree on the resolutions. If we go into legalities, then this thing will not be implemented,” “This is an extra-ordinary situation. We should not complicate the issue. If an employee refuses you let them be,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 27, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The National Government should come out to help us because it is them who get money from the international donors. They have to help the counties,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 27, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We don’t want visitors and that is why we’re closing down and those who will remain in office must strictly observe the measures spelled out by both levels of government,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Some people run away from others just because they have normal flu. This is unfair because we need each other during this trying moment. However, if you have common flu, stay at home to avoid mistreatment," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 23, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The first patient, a Kakamega-based businessman, who had arrived in the country from Dubai on Sunday. He walked to the referral hospital after experiencing corona-like symptoms and was immediately placed in isolation,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Kakamega had been put on high alert after the three cases,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 20, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “County laboratory personnel have been trained, but not equipped to collect specimen. This in itself is a great risk for the country, should the disease spread rapidly in many counties at the same time,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Each of us should play his or her role. Landlords can allow their tenants not to pay this month’s rent. Each member of the public should remain vigilant as the risk is still high. Let them maintain basic hand and respiratory hygiene, safe food handling processes and avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are not going to take any body to the public morgues but as a government, we shall support the bereaved communities to dispose of their dead ones with immediate effect,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “We are targeting sub-counties with higher foreign population especially where construction of roads is going on. They include Malava, Likuyani, Ikolomani and Lurambi. We have also temporarily identified a 5-bed isolation room as construction of the 20-bed capacity ward goes on,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “On January 18, 2020, we had a rumour of the outbreak of the virus at Bukhaywa market in Malava Sub-County. Our rapid response team rushed to the scene but found out that it was a rumour. We had a similar case at Serekeya in Likuyani on February 13 but they were all rumours,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Although we have not confirmed any Covid-19 case in the county, we are committed to enforce precautionary measures to prevent and protect our people against the virus,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Whether there are 1,000 or 10 bodies, they must be collected immediately and buried. My administration has waived mortuary fees to facilitate that,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We had a case where some Chinese nationals were quarantined for 14 days in one of our hospitals in Ikolomani but tested negative for the virus. In another incident, an Egyptian fell ill and was admitted to St Mary’s Mission Hospital in Mumias but was later diagnosed with malaria,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We are not going to take any body to our mortuaries," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 16, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Kakamega Forest is a lifeline of many rivers across the country. However, it faces immense challenges as a result of encroachment,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 13, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We wish to assure the country that there is no cause for alarm at the county level as stringent measures have been put in place,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The law stipulates that each county sets aside at least two per cent of its budget for emergencies like this. Those that do not have it are supposed to quickly come up with a supplementary budget,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The control measures have not been adequate and so far the pandemic is growing very fast. Hence, there is need for a concerted effort by both levels of government and other stakeholders plus adequate funding from the National Treasury to finance the response activities," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “No amount of money can replace the loss of your loved ones. This is a little help from well-wishers,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 2, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "When the ongoing investigations are completed, the report should be made public to ensure that there won't be a repetition of the same in the future," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 29, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The three-tier system should be created based on the 2005 Bomas Draft that created 14 regions,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about William Hussey ) : “There are 1,000 cases against Mumias Sugar Company including one at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, but I am determined to see the company up and running. I will establish a county sugar fund to help in its revival,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "In the same has further been enshrined under section 29 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act which provides that the County Assembly needs to be notified of the decision to allow the Assembly to deliberate on the same," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “Governors and Cabinet Secretaries met here in a pre-summit meeting before they meet Uhuru tomorrow. The meeting is meant to come up with the agenda of tomorrow’s meeting,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 21, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya wrote : “The request from your office on the provision of additional documentation to facilitate your approval of withdrawal of funds amounts to auditing. Further, the requisitions submitted to your office from counties have been cleared by the County Budget Coordinators resident in your office,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We lost seven people in a tragic accident at Iguhu in September 2014 when ferrying home, the body of a relative for burial and in April 2015, we lost eight students during the Garissa University terror attack, 31 people died at Fort Tenan accident in October 2018 and on February 3 we lost 14 pupils,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

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 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



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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