Wycliffe Oparanya

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Wycliffe Oparanya alisema ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Uamuzi wa IEBC kuahirisha uchaguzi wa ugavana katika kaunti za Kakamega na Mombasa ni njama ya kuiba uchaguzi. Ninashindwa mbona waliamua kusitisha chaguzi za ugavana katika ngome za mgombea wa Azimio Raila Odinga na nyumbani kwa viongozi wawili wakuu wa chama cha ODM,” External link

tuko Monday, August 8, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya aliongeza ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Ninaogopa kuwa hatua hiyo itaathiri idadi ya wapiga kura watakaojitokeza katika kaunti hizo mbili ambazo Raila alikuwa anategemea kwa idadi kubwa ya kura kumpa ushindi. Tangazo hili limesababisha taharuki katika kaunti na linaweza kuzua vurugu iwapo halitashughulikuwa ipasavyo,” External link

tuko Monday, August 8, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya wrote ( about Raila Odinga ) : “IEBC decision to suspend gubernatorial elections on Kakamega and Mombasa counties is a scheme to rig the elections. I question why they had to stop gubernatorial elections in Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s strongholds and backyards of two key ODM party leaders,” External link

tuko Monday, August 8, 2022 8:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “With Raila as the President he will change the cost of living and improve of the lifestyle of all Kenyans,” “As Treasury Minister I will look at what we can do to immediately reduce the cost of living. I will see where to do adjustments to ensure the cost of living comes down” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:20:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Unajua wale jamaa walikuja nikafunga hii stadium nikakataa hawaingii. Nikawaambia waende hakuna kitu ya bure. Walinitusi lakini hakuna mahali matusi ya inaenda (You know those guys came here and I closed the Stadium. I refused they could not use it. I told them that nothing comes for free. They abused me but I don't care)," External link

tuko Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I am impressed by the progress made by the Sarai Group. Mumias is roaring back to life, giving hope to hundreds of farmers," External link

tuko Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Kenya Power ) : “The case is before the Supreme Court. However, the Court of Appeal allowed the firm to run. The other day, they had a problem with Kenya Power. The Kenya Power people are claiming Sh 1.2 billion which had not been paid. They said they pay Sh 500 million. I went to Nairobi to talk with the Minister in charge of power,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 22, 2022 9:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Am thinking on how to reorganize the National Budget to capture all promises Rt. Hon Raila Odinga has offered Kenyans when he forms government," External link

tuko Monday, July 18, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have lost a committed party member and a grassroot mobilizer whose immense contribution towards the growth of the party will be dearly missed," "May her soul rest in eternal peace," External link

tuko Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “It is a great honor to me and the people of Western to be offered the position of CS for Treasury in Azimio government. This should motivate the community to rally behind Odinga in this year’s General Election,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Odinga needs MPs in both Houses to help him run government business and push his agenda. I request you to vote for all candidates from the coalition seeking parliamentary seats to ensure he has majority,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It was not questions per se but general introductions, your experience in politics, qualification and what you think you can bring to the table,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 9, 2022 9:14:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “With proper legal framework and structures, counties in Western and Nyanza will collect more revenue from gold mining. We will also empower our people,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 29, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "We had released Raila to go and seek the presidency as people from Western Kenya. Let's concentrate on how we'll deliver him the votes," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 18, 2022 10:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "It's high time that Luhyas are united to be able to gather votes in one basket to enable Raila become President. Those who went to Kenya Kwanza went to fulfill their selfish interests," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 16, 2022 7:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The residents have been lamenting about the poor state of sewerage system in Mumias town, which has exposed them to diseases,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “These efforts are bearing fruits, as we aim to achieve 100 percent access to water services in Kakamega county,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 11, 2022 12:09:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I don’t understand why some politicians have focused too much on Odinga’s age as a factor to deny him votes. ‘Baba’ is strong enough to deliver on his agenda when he forms the next government. Ignore such noise and support him,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I thank God that Baba and other leaders who accompanied him escaped unhurt during the attack. He landed safely at my Likuyani home this evening ahead of his second day of vote hunt campaigns in Rift Valley that takes him to West Pokot County tomorrow," External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 1, 2022 10:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Lake Region ) : “I must be grateful to Governor Kisii County because he is the only one who has allocated 45 per cent of his budget to health services in the entire country. Priorities vary from one county to another but healthcare is very critical. We are grateful as Lake Region that this will be an important programme that will alleviate the challenges we have had especially in cancer treatment” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 18, 2022 2:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We took into consideration sustainability of the affordable housing initiative when deciding the costs," External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Public servants will access the houses through a mortgage scheme while members of the public will be allowed to buy or rent the houses to generate income for the government," "These houses will stabilise house rent in Kakamega and other urban centres in the county and reduce exploitation of tenants by landlords," External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "As we work towards the elevation of Kakamega Municipality to a city, we have to ensure correct measures are put in place in various sectors such as housing, infrastructure, water, sanitation, and sewerage among others. All these will be key as we prepare Kakamega to become the fifth city in Kenya," External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy President went abroad and immediately started insulting the government that has facilitated him to US and UK,” “If I were him, I would resign as DP so that I start criticising the President who has facilitated his travels. Kenyans should be patriotic,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 9, 2022 12:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Management of solid waste remains a major public health and environmental concern in our county which has over 2 million people, but with the establishment of this plant expected to combust waste to produce electricity and clean energy, we shall overcome the challenges,” “It is projected that the plant will create at least 1,000 new jobs for our people, in our 25-year lease agreement, the county government will remain the custodian of the land and locals will be given first priority in regard to employment” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 5, 2022 11:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila is my senior brother, and he had more experience than I have and so I will support him,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 25, 2022 6:13:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila is my senior brother, and he had more experience than I have and so I will support him,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 25, 2022 4:47:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I wanted to be president and made an application to fly the flag, however, after studying the prevailing circumstances, I am formally withdrawing my bid today," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 25, 2022 4:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "The group will have the same meeting today in other counties as we popularise Raila as our candidate for the presidency," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:34:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “What you need is go to the ground and sell your manifesto so that when the research is done people will pick you as their preferred candidate,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 21, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about John Serut ) : “John Serut fought for the rights and wellbeing of the Mt Elgon people when he served as their MP” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have agreed that a big percentage of residents will be part of the Board of Management and others will be hired as medics so that they continue owning the idea they started, representing the interests of the locals, and ensure the aim of the project is accomplished,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “Other Azimio parties are doing the same,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “How we are going to behave in the coalition will be communicated to you [aspirants] next meeting,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A small committee will be formed to assist in hammering out consensus among aspirants. We don’t want to fight against each other,” “The chairman of the committee will be a neutral person to ensure fairness,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We will support the family to settle funeral expenses and fees for his children," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 7, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Ken Lusaka ) : "I think the decision that has been made by my good friend Lusaka to join Ford Kenya under Kenya Kwanza coalition won't work for him, I want to humbly ask him to join Azimio la Umoja and back Baba's presidential bid," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 5, 2022 8:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are telling Senate speaker Ken Lusaka to join Azimio and support Wangamati. Raila will form the next government and he will have a job for him,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “All aspirants for various seats will meet here on Monday to decide who takes what. A small committee will be formed to assist in the consensus building. We don’t want to fight amongst ourselves,” “The chairman of the committee will be a neutral to ensure fairness in the process,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : "Azimio la Umoja Movement is unstoppable," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 31, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Musalia and Wetang'ula joined him as individuals, [but] Luhya community is still in Azimio La Umoja and backing Raila for president,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 31, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya explained : "I want to assure you that we will not give Kaunya any preference during the party's nomination despite him defecting from ANC. The party will treat him equally with other opponents," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 10, 2022 10:52:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila is the only way to Canaan. The other camp will take us back to Egypt,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 4, 2022 11:40:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We shall achieve a lot including job creation and a vibrant economy as a nation if we elect the right leaders to represent us and embrace togetherness,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Divisive politics and corruption are killing our nation. The economy is not growing yet people have skills but they are not being employed. Malava is the most populous sub-county in Kakamega and that’s why we have decided to embark on our Azimio la Umoja campaigns right here,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Our young people should not be used to cause chaos, all leaders seeking votes are welcome to sell their agenda everywhere in the country and Kakamega is no exception,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya noted : “Let us walk the journey together to ensure we are part of the next government,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I support the event because at the heart of its deliberations, will be the Luhya community’s welfare,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We’ll conduct the [Bukhungu] event as planned, and nobody should threaten us [with violence],” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Ifmis ought to be integrated with the systems at counties to enhance smooth financial transactions by devolved units," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This will have to be approved by the county assembly as required by law since health is a devolved function,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 18, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The national government was impressed by the project. However, it felt it would be a tall order for the county to fully fund and operate the hospital. They have requested to take over and complete the project,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 18, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Students found guilty of torching schools should be jailed for up to 60 years to serve as an example to their colleagues with the intention to commit similar criminal acts,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 7, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The fire incidents in our school leave a lot to be desired. It is high time to ask ourselves whether boarding schools are necessary,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 7, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will only give Sh2,000 cash incentive every time a pregnant woman goes to the clinic for up to two children. The spacing from one pregnancy to another is strictly three years,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In the expanded programme, we want to focus on the uptake of antenatal clinics in the first trimester and a comprehensive follow up on all immunisation stages for children as well as focusing on family planning and birth registration of our children,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will only give Sh2,000 cash incentive every time a pregnant woman goes to the clinic for up to two children. The spacing from one pregnancy to another is strictly three years,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 1, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In the expanded programme, we want to focus on the uptake of antenatal clinics in the first trimester and a comprehensive follow up on all immunisation stages for children as well as focusing on family planning and birth registration of our children,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 1, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The party has agreed to change the system of conducting primaries. We will not subject aspirants to nominations but either hand-pick or use delegates system to nominate party’s candidates,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The new arrangement will help cut down on the cost aspirants incurred in nominations. We want to save them from such expenses through a cheaper process,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have approached some parties in OKA to be part of the coalition talks with the view of forming the outfit. Soon you will hear the announcement," Oparanya said. He did not name the particular parties. OKA brings together ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya and Kanu's Gideon Moi. The outfit is yet to name a flagbearer for the 2022 presidential race. Earlier efforts by President Uhuru Kenyatta to rally former NASA principals behind ODM leader Raila Odinga's presidential bid failed after two meetings at State House. Oparanya said talks between President Kenyatta’s Jubilee, PNU and other political outfits were ongoing with a view to forming a formidable coalition to face off with Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA. "Talks between the three parties are going on very well," he said. The governor said ODM is strengthening and solidifying its strongholds and venturing into new frontiers to join the coalition as a stronger partner. "We are working to ensure that ODM wins more elective seats to enjoy numerical strength in the coalition and the next government," Oparanya said. The Kakamega governor was addressing grassroots leaders in Kakamega town during a meeting convened by the party's National Elections Board (NEB) to update them on new rules and plans for the upcoming party elections. Oparanya asked NEB chaired by Catherine Muma, to issue certificates to nomination winners at the county level to end corruption witnessed at party headquarters during party primaries. "Orange House is full of brokers who extort money from candidates in exchange for tickets. Let us not expose our candidates to such individuals," he added. He said the success of ODM’s plan to win more governors, MPs, senators and MCAs will depend on the credibility of the party primaries. "NEB should not mess the party again in the nominations...shambolic ODM primaries cost the party many seats and this time around we are demanding free, fair and democratic nominations,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The new arrangement will help cut down on the cost aspirants incur in nomination exercise. We want to save them from such expenses through a cheaper nomination exercise," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “KEMSA could not only delay delivery of medicines but also manage to give counties barely half of the orders placed,” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 25, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The theme also communicates to the world that sports have weathered one of the toughest races to face humanity and is emerging even much stronger,” “Through these awards and recognition, youths have been socially transformed, various sports disciplines have been promoted and careers in sports have been defined. In addition, the Soya annual event has given rise to the creation of links between sports and corporate organisations which has gone a long way in benefiting sports people,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have also achieved milestones in terms of sports infrastructure with the iconic Bukhungu International Stadium leading the list of the sports facilities in the county". "We are also upgrading sports fields in sub-counties to provide training space for sportsmen and women during international events hosted in the region,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "At the moment we want to strengthen our own party. We have not talked about NASA. Our interest is to strengthen our party as we plan to look for an alliance that we can use to form the next government," External link

tuko Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The lease will lapse once the debt is fully paid and the company reverts to the shareholders. Whether the deal is good or not, it’s KCB which should tell us that because it’s the bank that will be taking the lease money and not the government,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have signed an agreement with the Commodity Fund to manage the fund for us because they have the expertise to run such programmes,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya declared ( about Raila Odinga ) : “If Raila decided to run for the presidency then I will not oppose him,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I have worked closely with Raila for many years since 2005 when I joined the party. I will consult with him on what position I will go for in case he will be running for president,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told ( about Raila Odinga ) : “If my party leader stands, I’d rather go for another post instead of opposing him. We have worked together with Raila since 2005,” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "If my party leader stands, I would rather go for another post instead of opposing him because we have worked together since I joined the party in 2005," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added ( about Raila Odinga ) : "The BBI was creating other posts, it was also creating ministers coming from the National Assembly but it depends and we shall discuss with him (Raila) at that level," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “If my party leader stands, I’d rather go for another post instead of opposing him. We have worked together with Raila since 2005,” External link

tuko Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Raila was initially not aware of the meeting, but I called to inform him the moment I bumped into Ruto to ensure he does not hear it from third parties. He then told me to proceed and meet the Ruto,” External link

tuko Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “Unfortunately because of Covid-19 we cannot meet as frequently creating space for all these speculations,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As the deputy party leader of ODM, I think the wrangles going on in the party are not healthy and we know very well that if there are issues in the party, there are internal structures that can be used to resolve such a dispute,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The way I look at it, this is an issue that is going to bring problems, especially to us who are at the forefront of supporting the BBI, it is going to be very difficult for wananchi to pass BBI if this issue of constituencies is not looked at,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about William Ruto ) : "I met Ruto and discussed several issues to do with county government and national government collaboration, obviously, when such a leader talks to you, he will try to entice you if you can work together," External link

tuko Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Awali Raila hakuwa akifahamu kuhusu mkutano huo, lakini nilimpigia simu kumjulisha wakati nilipokutana na na Ruto ghafla ndiposa aisikie kutoka kwa watu wengine. Kisha akaniambia niendelee na mkutano na Ruto, " External link

tuko Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “You can be his enemy, but the Deputy President is my friend. Kenyans should allow leaders to express themselves and talk freely,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Raila was initially not aware of the meeting, but I called to inform him the moment I bumped into Ruto to ensure he does not hear it from third parties. He then told me to proceed and meet Ruto,” External link

tuko Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : “Ulikuwa mkutano wa kibahati tu wala haukupangwa. Kwa kuwa mimi ni mwanasiasa, naibu rais aliuliza iwapo tunaweza kufanya kazi pamoja. Hata hivyo, nilimwaambia uamuzi kuhusu suala hilo unaweza kutolewa na chama baada ya majadiliano kulihusu,” External link

tuko Monday, April 12, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Raila was initially not aware of the meeting, but I called to inform him the moment I bumped into Ruto to ensure he does not hear it from third parties. He then told me to proceed and meet the Ruto,” External link

tuko Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "My party leader (Raila) was not aware so I called and informed him because I knew it would be reported in the media as it is now," External link

tuko Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Ilikuwa mkutano wa nafasi; akiwa mwanasiasa, DP aliuliza ikiwa tunaweza kufanya kazi pamoja. Nilimwambia uamuzi kama huo unapaswa kufanywa na chama (ODM)," External link

tuko Friday, April 9, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Those are very old photos of about three weeks ago and have nothing to do with any talks. When people meet in a hotel it doesn't translate into building an alliance,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 9, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : "As we move nearer to the elections, it's not going to be tenable (to conduct a referendum) because you know a referendum is just like a General Election. The expenses involved are heavy...you can't have a plebiscite, and then in the next 12 months, you hold the elections," External link

tuko Friday, April 9, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have directed police and county enforcement officers to work together and enforce the mask-wearing directive and arrest those who do not adhere,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 2, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Tunapokaribia uchaguzi, haitakuwa rahisi kufanya kura ya refarenda kwa sababu kura ya maoni ni kama Uchaguzi Mkuu. Gharama zinazohusika ni nzito ... huwezi kuwa na kura ya maoni, na halafu katika miezi 12 ijayo, unafanya uchaguzi, " External link

tuko Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A referendum is just like a general election, expenses involved are heavy. I don’t think it is going to be tenable with the debts we have,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Tunapokaribia uchaguzi, haiwezi kuwa rahisi kuadaa rifarenda kwa sababu ni sawa tu na uchaguzi mkuu. Gharama itakayotumika ni kubwa na kisha miezi 12 baadaye unaingia chaguzi," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : "As we move nearer to the elections, it's not going to be tenable (to conduct a referendum) because you know a referendum is just like a general election. The expenses involved are heavy...you can't have a plebiscite, and then in the next 12 months, you hold the elections," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have had plans to fence the forest with intentions of getting gorillas from Congo forest so we make the forest an attraction facility. But these plans have been frustrated by some officers in the national government who have looked down upon this noble idea," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It has been our desire to enhance coordination of county governments' activities under one roof," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “That’s why here in our county general hospital, we have a whole ward dedicated to boda boda accident victims. There is no time the ward is empty,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 19, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The cargo terminal will no doubt positively influence and attract Foreign Direct Investment flows and boost international trade and tourism," External link

standardmedia Friday, February 26, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The national assembly is just a formality because they have no role on the Bill. Whether they pass or reject it, I will still process to the referendum,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The national assembly is just a formality because they have no role on the Bill. Whether they pass or reject it, I will still process to the referendum,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and people of Juja constituency following the death of Hon Francis Munyua Waititu aka Wakapee. May his soul rest in eternal peace" External link

tuko Monday, February 22, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about William Ruto ) : "I have campained for Raila every time he vies, I have helped him get a lot of votes especially here in Kakamega. It is now time for him to return the favor and back me as his firstborn. If I get his support, I will beat Deputy President William Ruto in the morning," External link

tuko Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “In Kakamega, they recently dug a borehole to provide clean water to the kids at Lurambi Primary School and the community around, they have sponsored Kakamega Homeboyz to the tune of KSh 20 million and have now donated very vital medical equipment to our hospital. We are very grateful for their support. As a county we are committed to providing quality healthcare and the equipment is a big boost to our efforts to improve service delivery,” External link

tuko Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Both levels of government have failed Kenyans and therefore the council affirms that it will continue to support oversight spearheading to rid Kenyans of corruption and unethical practices. Corrupt individuals should be named, shamed and prosecuted,” External link

capitalfm Friday, January 29, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “I will submit my nomination papers to seek the ODM ticket for the 2022 presidential race,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 25, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “For now, I don't know if he [Raila] is going to be my challenger for the ticket, but if he decides to run, then let delegates decide at the ballot,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 25, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “The CoG chairman's post is a critical position that requires a leader who will champion timely and sufficient allocation of resources to counties and one who will build a working chemistry with the national government,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 22, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "There is no cash I'm going to produce even if they strike for 100 years...tell them this if you see them. These nurses are paid even higher than civil engineers who have degrees. They have almost 16 types of allowances," External link

tuko Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We urge the National Treasury to expedite the release of the equitable share to county government by the 15th of every month as the law clearly stipulates. The counties need to pay salaries to the county civil servants and to provide services to wananchi,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 18, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “That is a very weighty matter which cannot be decided by two people. It needs the entire leadership of the two parties,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 18, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya says : "The delays have affected services and the lives of county government workers," External link

allafrica Friday, January 15, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The balances that the Cabinet Secretary referred to in his statement are monies already committed for ongoing/ unfinished projects within the Counties that are at different stages of completion. Once the projects are completed, all the Ksh.34.6 Billion County Revenue Funds balances shall be paid out,” External link

capitalfm Friday, January 15, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The total cost for allowances awarded in 2017 for all the healthcare workers totalled Sh5.3 billion annually,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Please note that if the disbursement is not made forthwith, the county governments will have no option other than seek legal redress while closing down to minimise further damage and suffering to employees,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : “Please note that if the disbursement is not made forthwith the County Governments will have no option other than seek legal redress while closing down to minimize further damage and suffering to employees,” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 11, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Leave those who are making a lot of noise, go to the grassroots and see the kind of support Raila enjoys, it is overwhelming, he is not walking any tightrope,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 8, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We shall go down to the villages and campaign for our candidate and we are confident we shall win,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 8, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We settled on a government agency to disburse to get rid of politics out of the noble idea. The last time we gave out Sh200million as a loan to farmers for cane development, there was a lot of politics around it,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Already three potential investors have submitted their proposals and we are looking at them. In the next two months, we shall have settled on one and hand over the factory to him. What is only delaying the process is the case that was filed in court challenging the leasing process,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This job is not easy, have good people who will look at your job… don’t hire someone because they are your relatives or friends, hire someone who is competent and they will not let you down. Relatives and friends can bring you down because they use your name wrongly,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "We held meetings on the revival of the sugar factories and presented our report but nothing has been done," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added ( about Musalia Mudavadi ) : "She exhibited her selflessness and patriotism during the times of the late Moses Budamba Mudavadi who was a successful and powerful leader in the country and later through her son Musalia Mudavadi," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Mulembe Nation has supported Raila in the 2007, 2013 and 2017 presidential elections wholeheartedly. I want him to rally his people behind me come 2022,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 28, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have decided to replace the striking workers because the suffering of our people cannot be compromised by their demands. The strike is illegal," External link

allafrica Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We held several meetings on the revival of sugar factories in western Kenya and we’ve presented our report but nothing has been done so far,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Some of us cannot go to our offices because we have not paid contractors among other services because of lack of funds,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "He started saying he wanted to work with me on the BBI project because it was a good document. I asked him to come to Bukhungu Stadium where we were launching the document and he came ," "He talked and said he was supporting the BBI and that he was going to work with me," External link

tuko Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "I told him the day he would be in Nairobi I will also be in Nairobi. When I arrived he called and said he was ready to go and meet Raila but I tod him to go on his own," External link

tuko Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "He came during the Council of Governors meeting that was held on December 4, but he was blocked because he did not have a card and it was me who helped him access the area," External link

tuko Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We welcome anyone visiting Kakamega County and even the locals to the new-look garden that has been spruced up and is ideal for relaxing. Running water is available and comfortable benches have been erected,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 24, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Since 70 per cent of these medicines go to counties, we should have 70 per cent representation in Kemsa," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "CoG has not only lost a great leader, but a focused, action-oriented man who served the people of Nyamira with diligence and love," External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 18, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya wrote : “We will also miss his wise counsel in the Agriculture Committee where he was a member who was passionate about Tea farming having been a tea farmer,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 18, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Most of the issues raised by the unions are specific to certain counties and therefore not all. We urge the health workers’ unions to resolve the issues with the concerned counties,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “The four issues that cut across the 47 counties namely conversion of all contractual employment to permanent and pensionable terms, enhancement or risk allowance, declaration of Covid-19 as a work occupational health hazard and establishment of a health service commission are currently being addressed by a multi-agency committee,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We take this opportunity to thank the health workers in 22 Counties who have made the decision to serve the mwananchi as they continue to address their grievances with their respective County Government,” “We urge all Governors to meet with the recognized County health workers Unions and discuss their grievances with a view of resolving any outstanding grievances amicably,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This means salary delays unavailability of pharm and non-pharm, payment of due bills and remittance of statutory deductions among others. Despite this challenges am happy to report that only 2 Counties have not paid the November salaries,” “The other 45 Counties have had to take bank overdrafts to ensure that at least salaries are paid on time. But this cannot cover statutory remittances because of their huge monetary implications,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Herbalists should come on board and help us solve the coronavirus scare, do not sit on your innovation, trees and animal products have been very helpful in the past,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are optimistic that we will revive a considerable number of businesses that collapsed during the pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It has been our desire to enhance coordination of county governments activities under one roof. Today marks the beginning of actualization to fulfil this desire by ground-breaking a magnificent devolution headquarters which will have 50 floors to accommodate council of governors offices, county satellite offices, county assemblies forum offices and the ministry of devolution and its related state agencies," External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 4, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It has been our desire to enhance coordination of county governments activities under one roof. Today marks the beginning of actualization to fulfil this desire by ground-breaking a magnificent devolution headquarters which will have 50 floors to accommodate council of governors offices, county satellite offices, county assemblies forum offices and the ministry of devolution and its related state agencies,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 4, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I am happy at the way the politics of the day are shaping up because it has served to expose political conmen who have been in our midst for a long time waiting to pounce on an opportunity like a hyena stalks a human being in anticipation that his swinging hand might fall off,” External link

capitalfm Monday, November 30, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We are fed up, because they have misled us for the last 30 years but now, they must also accept to be led by others,” External link

capitalfm Monday, November 30, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I am urging all leaders from the western region to unite and work towards a common goal because if we keep presenting a divided front it will be easy to scatter us and the interests of our constituents will not be addressed,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have been overwhelmed. Late disbursement of funds or failure by the national government to disburse funds to the counties has not made things any better for us,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have not been able to acquire enough personal protective equipment and drugs. It has also been a big challenge training our health workers, including those required to attend to patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as we lack the funds to do so” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “To this end, county employees have not been paid salaries for the month of September and October. The implementation of the development budget for quarter four is also lagging behind,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The contracts for the doctors are coming to an end and we have said that renewals will be needs-based because there were some family doctors who were posted to our hospitals but didn't offer much help and ended up being general doctors since we don't have a structure for family doctors," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We forwarded our concerns and the report should be amended to capture them. The report was written by experts in their language and we have made recommendations that the language and issues raised should be the language of devolution,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “To this end, county employees have not been paid salaries for the month of September and October. The implementation of the development budget for quarter four is also lagging behind,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “National Treasury must release the equitable share of revenue in compliance with constitutional petition Number 2 of 2019 that the money should be released without undue delay and deductions,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I have been at the forefront fighting for the betterment of devolution because as governors, we have faced difficulties in the last two terms in terms due to limited resources,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “National Treasury must release the equitable share of revenue in compliance with constitutional petition Number 2 of 2019 that stated that the money should be released without undue delay and deductions,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “If the prevailing situation escalates into the fourth month without resources, then we may be staring at a looming shut down of all services in the counties,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have taken note of the health workers’ concerns and we confirm that we are in the process of designating well-equipped facilities within counties to be used by the health workers and their families in case they contract the virus,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This will be done using safe means to pass and share the message including using vernacular radio stations and other channels. Counties will together with county commissioners under the county emergency response committees launch the enforcement of MoE Covid-19 protocols,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is a major challenge for patients who may require ventilatory support and supplementary oxygen,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I'm deeply saddened by his death which has robbed Kakamega a focused leader whose contribution in the development of our County will be missed. May his soul rest in peace," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “As we speak, the PPE are our major problem. We do not have them. We appeal to the national government to give us the money to buy PPE or supply them to us because our medical staff are in danger,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As we speak, the PPEs are the major problem. We do not have them. We appeal to the national government to give us the money to buy PPEs or supply them to us because our medical staffs are in danger,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As governors, our biggest focus now is mainly how to use the report to entrench and protect devolution, especially in matters to do with the flow of finances. The biggest challenge we have had as the devolution family has been irregular flow of funds from the National Treasury,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 9, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “There are a number of issues we need to amend and the President has been clear there is room to improve the report. The former Prime Minister has also said that the BBI report is not cast in stone, so we shall put our heads together,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 9, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Your Excellency, the Council of Governors recommends that all containment protocols be implemented in their original form. We request that the nationwide curfew currently in force be varied from 11pm to 9pm," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Your Excellency, the Council of Governors recommends that all containment protocols be implemented in their original form. We request with your inteligence that the nationwide curfew currently in force be varied from 11pm to 9pm starting from 4 am for at least one month," "This should be implemented until the curve flattens or the positivity rate is maintained below 5%, whichever comes first," External link

tuko Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We note with deep concern the late disbursement of Equitable Share of revenue to county governments for the financial year 2020/2021,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya aliandika ( about Mabel Muruli ) : "Mungu na alipatie nguvu familia yake wakati huu wa majonzi, Mama Mabel alale salama," External link

tuko Friday, October 30, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I have relatives in hospitals battling Covid-19, some of them in critical condition,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 30, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Sumbi was a dedicated, hardworking, diligent, honest, humble down to earth and a valuable officer," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Today I have chaired the county multi-agency team which established that the virus is spreading fast in the county because residents have constantly ignored the protocols and restrictions that had been put in place by the ministry of health to curb the spread of the pandemic,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It would be based on the county budget. It is a good idea and that is what the MCAs have been pushing for. Some of the counties have created some sort of ward fund,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 23, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "The government needs to come up with serious measures to ensure that politicians who are now having political meetings are checked because they have really contributed to this spread," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Nimefurahia mapokezi niliyopokea kutoka kwa wanajamii wa Abagusii nilipofika katika uwanja wa Kisii ambapo sherehe zilikuwa zikifanyika, " External link

tuko Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We discussed that possibility of a third force,” “These governors are people who will have been Chief Executive Officers of their counties for 10 years by 2022, and we do not want that experience to go to waste” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A major trend has arisen in the prosecution of corruption and economic crime cases where governors are targeted for prosecution and removed from office during which Constitution provisions on removal of governors are breached,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “County Governments are keen to ensure that all Kenyans, no matter their status, access affordable and quality healthcare. Further, County Governments are willing to partner with the National Government to deliver this promise,” “Nevertheless, the National Government has a duty to ensure that it respects functional integrity by consulting with County Governments before proceeding to undertake any health reforms at the County level” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya says : "If the DPP is apprehensive that the Governor will tamper with crucial witness when back in the office, the solution is put the witnesses in the witness protection programme as guided by the Witness Protection Act, Chapter 79 of the Laws of Kenya," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 4, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

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



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deputy party leader5.41%EN12/05/201605/12/2016
ally2.70%EN11/18/201618/11/2016
chairman10.81%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
finance committee chairman10.81%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
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planning minister8.11%EN12/22/201222/12/2012
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Wycliffe OparanyaEN92.63%
Wycliffe OparanyaEU4.86%
Wycliff OparanyaEN1.08%
Wycliffe OpranyaEN0.72%
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Wycliffe Ambetsa OparanyaEN0.18%
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Cyrus Jirongo said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "The propaganda going round that I am a UDA mole in Azimio is pure lies. The Kakamega propaganda led by Oparanya is due to the frustrations ODM is facing in the county," External link

tuko Monday, July 18, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Bonny Khalwale said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “We are telling our brother Oparanya that, being a good and smart politician, he should come to our winning side and we are going to offer him a better position than he is being offered in Azimio,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:15:00 PM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “We have Fernandes Barasa here…he is enough or not? As we pass the baton to Barasa, Oparanya and I will go to Nairobi where he will help me work from there,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, March 26, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "As we pass the baton to Barasa, Oparanya and I will go to Nairobi where he will help me work from there," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:37:00 PM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “Wycliffe Oparanya has stood by me for many years. He has served you as Butere MP and Kakamega Governor. I’m now asking you to allow me take him to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Lift your hand up if you agree with me that it’s time I took Oparanya to the higher level of government,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “Oparanya is now leaving you in the hands of [Fernandes] Barasa. They say: the king is gone, long live the king,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

William Ruto told ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “I have met Wycliffe Oparanya not once but probably five times. We have discussed with him how we can work together and how he appreciates the hustler narrative and the bottom-up approach,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "I was pleased to receive Malava MP Malulu Injendi who informed me that he has had a change of heart and has decided to join the team promoting the BBI initiative. He was accompanied by Governor Oparanya. Karibu sana Malulu," External link

tuko Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ayub Savula said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “We know that we were engaged in hot campaigns in Matungu, but that is democracy. The Matungu issue is now behind us and we're focusing on 2022. We respect Oparanya and we want him in our team,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

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

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

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Wycliffe Oparanya alisema ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Uamuzi wa IEBC kuahirisha uchaguzi wa ugavana katika kaunti za Kakamega na Mombasa ni njama ya kuiba uchaguzi. Ninashindwa mbona waliamua kusitisha chaguzi za ugavana katika ngome za mgombea wa Azimio Raila Odinga na nyumbani kwa viongozi wawili wakuu wa chama cha ODM,” External link

tuko Monday, August 8, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya aliongeza ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Ninaogopa kuwa hatua hiyo itaathiri idadi ya wapiga kura watakaojitokeza katika kaunti hizo mbili ambazo Raila alikuwa anategemea kwa idadi kubwa ya kura kumpa ushindi. Tangazo hili limesababisha taharuki katika kaunti na linaweza kuzua vurugu iwapo halitashughulikuwa ipasavyo,” External link

tuko Monday, August 8, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya wrote ( about Raila Odinga ) : “IEBC decision to suspend gubernatorial elections on Kakamega and Mombasa counties is a scheme to rig the elections. I question why they had to stop gubernatorial elections in Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s strongholds and backyards of two key ODM party leaders,” External link

tuko Monday, August 8, 2022 8:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “With Raila as the President he will change the cost of living and improve of the lifestyle of all Kenyans,” “As Treasury Minister I will look at what we can do to immediately reduce the cost of living. I will see where to do adjustments to ensure the cost of living comes down” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:20:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Unajua wale jamaa walikuja nikafunga hii stadium nikakataa hawaingii. Nikawaambia waende hakuna kitu ya bure. Walinitusi lakini hakuna mahali matusi ya inaenda (You know those guys came here and I closed the Stadium. I refused they could not use it. I told them that nothing comes for free. They abused me but I don't care)," External link

tuko Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:23:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I am impressed by the progress made by the Sarai Group. Mumias is roaring back to life, giving hope to hundreds of farmers," External link

tuko Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Kenya Power ) : “The case is before the Supreme Court. However, the Court of Appeal allowed the firm to run. The other day, they had a problem with Kenya Power. The Kenya Power people are claiming Sh 1.2 billion which had not been paid. They said they pay Sh 500 million. I went to Nairobi to talk with the Minister in charge of power,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 22, 2022 9:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Am thinking on how to reorganize the National Budget to capture all promises Rt. Hon Raila Odinga has offered Kenyans when he forms government," External link

tuko Monday, July 18, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have lost a committed party member and a grassroot mobilizer whose immense contribution towards the growth of the party will be dearly missed," "May her soul rest in eternal peace," External link

tuko Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “It is a great honor to me and the people of Western to be offered the position of CS for Treasury in Azimio government. This should motivate the community to rally behind Odinga in this year’s General Election,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Odinga needs MPs in both Houses to help him run government business and push his agenda. I request you to vote for all candidates from the coalition seeking parliamentary seats to ensure he has majority,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It was not questions per se but general introductions, your experience in politics, qualification and what you think you can bring to the table,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 9, 2022 9:14:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “With proper legal framework and structures, counties in Western and Nyanza will collect more revenue from gold mining. We will also empower our people,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 29, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "We had released Raila to go and seek the presidency as people from Western Kenya. Let's concentrate on how we'll deliver him the votes," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 18, 2022 10:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "It's high time that Luhyas are united to be able to gather votes in one basket to enable Raila become President. Those who went to Kenya Kwanza went to fulfill their selfish interests," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 16, 2022 7:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The residents have been lamenting about the poor state of sewerage system in Mumias town, which has exposed them to diseases,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “These efforts are bearing fruits, as we aim to achieve 100 percent access to water services in Kakamega county,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 11, 2022 12:09:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I don’t understand why some politicians have focused too much on Odinga’s age as a factor to deny him votes. ‘Baba’ is strong enough to deliver on his agenda when he forms the next government. Ignore such noise and support him,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I thank God that Baba and other leaders who accompanied him escaped unhurt during the attack. He landed safely at my Likuyani home this evening ahead of his second day of vote hunt campaigns in Rift Valley that takes him to West Pokot County tomorrow," External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 1, 2022 10:19:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Lake Region ) : “I must be grateful to Governor Kisii County because he is the only one who has allocated 45 per cent of his budget to health services in the entire country. Priorities vary from one county to another but healthcare is very critical. We are grateful as Lake Region that this will be an important programme that will alleviate the challenges we have had especially in cancer treatment” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 18, 2022 2:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We took into consideration sustainability of the affordable housing initiative when deciding the costs," External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Public servants will access the houses through a mortgage scheme while members of the public will be allowed to buy or rent the houses to generate income for the government," "These houses will stabilise house rent in Kakamega and other urban centres in the county and reduce exploitation of tenants by landlords," External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "As we work towards the elevation of Kakamega Municipality to a city, we have to ensure correct measures are put in place in various sectors such as housing, infrastructure, water, sanitation, and sewerage among others. All these will be key as we prepare Kakamega to become the fifth city in Kenya," External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy President went abroad and immediately started insulting the government that has facilitated him to US and UK,” “If I were him, I would resign as DP so that I start criticising the President who has facilitated his travels. Kenyans should be patriotic,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 9, 2022 12:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Management of solid waste remains a major public health and environmental concern in our county which has over 2 million people, but with the establishment of this plant expected to combust waste to produce electricity and clean energy, we shall overcome the challenges,” “It is projected that the plant will create at least 1,000 new jobs for our people, in our 25-year lease agreement, the county government will remain the custodian of the land and locals will be given first priority in regard to employment” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 5, 2022 11:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila is my senior brother, and he had more experience than I have and so I will support him,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 25, 2022 6:13:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila is my senior brother, and he had more experience than I have and so I will support him,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 25, 2022 4:47:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I wanted to be president and made an application to fly the flag, however, after studying the prevailing circumstances, I am formally withdrawing my bid today," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 25, 2022 4:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "The group will have the same meeting today in other counties as we popularise Raila as our candidate for the presidency," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:34:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “What you need is go to the ground and sell your manifesto so that when the research is done people will pick you as their preferred candidate,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 21, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about John Serut ) : “John Serut fought for the rights and wellbeing of the Mt Elgon people when he served as their MP” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have agreed that a big percentage of residents will be part of the Board of Management and others will be hired as medics so that they continue owning the idea they started, representing the interests of the locals, and ensure the aim of the project is accomplished,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “Other Azimio parties are doing the same,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “How we are going to behave in the coalition will be communicated to you [aspirants] next meeting,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A small committee will be formed to assist in hammering out consensus among aspirants. We don’t want to fight against each other,” “The chairman of the committee will be a neutral person to ensure fairness,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We will support the family to settle funeral expenses and fees for his children," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 7, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Ken Lusaka ) : "I think the decision that has been made by my good friend Lusaka to join Ford Kenya under Kenya Kwanza coalition won't work for him, I want to humbly ask him to join Azimio la Umoja and back Baba's presidential bid," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 5, 2022 8:08:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are telling Senate speaker Ken Lusaka to join Azimio and support Wangamati. Raila will form the next government and he will have a job for him,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “All aspirants for various seats will meet here on Monday to decide who takes what. A small committee will be formed to assist in the consensus building. We don’t want to fight amongst ourselves,” “The chairman of the committee will be a neutral to ensure fairness in the process,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:21:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : "Azimio la Umoja Movement is unstoppable," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 31, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Musalia and Wetang'ula joined him as individuals, [but] Luhya community is still in Azimio La Umoja and backing Raila for president,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 31, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya explained : "I want to assure you that we will not give Kaunya any preference during the party's nomination despite him defecting from ANC. The party will treat him equally with other opponents," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 10, 2022 10:52:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila is the only way to Canaan. The other camp will take us back to Egypt,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 4, 2022 11:40:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We shall achieve a lot including job creation and a vibrant economy as a nation if we elect the right leaders to represent us and embrace togetherness,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Divisive politics and corruption are killing our nation. The economy is not growing yet people have skills but they are not being employed. Malava is the most populous sub-county in Kakamega and that’s why we have decided to embark on our Azimio la Umoja campaigns right here,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Our young people should not be used to cause chaos, all leaders seeking votes are welcome to sell their agenda everywhere in the country and Kakamega is no exception,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya noted : “Let us walk the journey together to ensure we are part of the next government,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I support the event because at the heart of its deliberations, will be the Luhya community’s welfare,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We’ll conduct the [Bukhungu] event as planned, and nobody should threaten us [with violence],” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Ifmis ought to be integrated with the systems at counties to enhance smooth financial transactions by devolved units," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This will have to be approved by the county assembly as required by law since health is a devolved function,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 18, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The national government was impressed by the project. However, it felt it would be a tall order for the county to fully fund and operate the hospital. They have requested to take over and complete the project,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 18, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Students found guilty of torching schools should be jailed for up to 60 years to serve as an example to their colleagues with the intention to commit similar criminal acts,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 7, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The fire incidents in our school leave a lot to be desired. It is high time to ask ourselves whether boarding schools are necessary,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 7, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will only give Sh2,000 cash incentive every time a pregnant woman goes to the clinic for up to two children. The spacing from one pregnancy to another is strictly three years,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In the expanded programme, we want to focus on the uptake of antenatal clinics in the first trimester and a comprehensive follow up on all immunisation stages for children as well as focusing on family planning and birth registration of our children,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We will only give Sh2,000 cash incentive every time a pregnant woman goes to the clinic for up to two children. The spacing from one pregnancy to another is strictly three years,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 1, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “In the expanded programme, we want to focus on the uptake of antenatal clinics in the first trimester and a comprehensive follow up on all immunisation stages for children as well as focusing on family planning and birth registration of our children,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 1, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The party has agreed to change the system of conducting primaries. We will not subject aspirants to nominations but either hand-pick or use delegates system to nominate party’s candidates,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The new arrangement will help cut down on the cost aspirants incurred in nominations. We want to save them from such expenses through a cheaper process,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have approached some parties in OKA to be part of the coalition talks with the view of forming the outfit. Soon you will hear the announcement," Oparanya said. He did not name the particular parties. OKA brings together ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya and Kanu's Gideon Moi. The outfit is yet to name a flagbearer for the 2022 presidential race. Earlier efforts by President Uhuru Kenyatta to rally former NASA principals behind ODM leader Raila Odinga's presidential bid failed after two meetings at State House. Oparanya said talks between President Kenyatta’s Jubilee, PNU and other political outfits were ongoing with a view to forming a formidable coalition to face off with Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA. "Talks between the three parties are going on very well," he said. The governor said ODM is strengthening and solidifying its strongholds and venturing into new frontiers to join the coalition as a stronger partner. "We are working to ensure that ODM wins more elective seats to enjoy numerical strength in the coalition and the next government," Oparanya said. The Kakamega governor was addressing grassroots leaders in Kakamega town during a meeting convened by the party's National Elections Board (NEB) to update them on new rules and plans for the upcoming party elections. Oparanya asked NEB chaired by Catherine Muma, to issue certificates to nomination winners at the county level to end corruption witnessed at party headquarters during party primaries. "Orange House is full of brokers who extort money from candidates in exchange for tickets. Let us not expose our candidates to such individuals," he added. He said the success of ODM’s plan to win more governors, MPs, senators and MCAs will depend on the credibility of the party primaries. "NEB should not mess the party again in the nominations...shambolic ODM primaries cost the party many seats and this time around we are demanding free, fair and democratic nominations,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The new arrangement will help cut down on the cost aspirants incur in nomination exercise. We want to save them from such expenses through a cheaper nomination exercise," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “KEMSA could not only delay delivery of medicines but also manage to give counties barely half of the orders placed,” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 25, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The theme also communicates to the world that sports have weathered one of the toughest races to face humanity and is emerging even much stronger,” “Through these awards and recognition, youths have been socially transformed, various sports disciplines have been promoted and careers in sports have been defined. In addition, the Soya annual event has given rise to the creation of links between sports and corporate organisations which has gone a long way in benefiting sports people,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have also achieved milestones in terms of sports infrastructure with the iconic Bukhungu International Stadium leading the list of the sports facilities in the county". "We are also upgrading sports fields in sub-counties to provide training space for sportsmen and women during international events hosted in the region,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "At the moment we want to strengthen our own party. We have not talked about NASA. Our interest is to strengthen our party as we plan to look for an alliance that we can use to form the next government," External link

tuko Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The lease will lapse once the debt is fully paid and the company reverts to the shareholders. Whether the deal is good or not, it’s KCB which should tell us that because it’s the bank that will be taking the lease money and not the government,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have signed an agreement with the Commodity Fund to manage the fund for us because they have the expertise to run such programmes,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya declared ( about Raila Odinga ) : “If Raila decided to run for the presidency then I will not oppose him,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I have worked closely with Raila for many years since 2005 when I joined the party. I will consult with him on what position I will go for in case he will be running for president,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told ( about Raila Odinga ) : “If my party leader stands, I’d rather go for another post instead of opposing him. We have worked together with Raila since 2005,” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "If my party leader stands, I would rather go for another post instead of opposing him because we have worked together since I joined the party in 2005," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added ( about Raila Odinga ) : "The BBI was creating other posts, it was also creating ministers coming from the National Assembly but it depends and we shall discuss with him (Raila) at that level," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “If my party leader stands, I’d rather go for another post instead of opposing him. We have worked together with Raila since 2005,” External link

tuko Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Raila was initially not aware of the meeting, but I called to inform him the moment I bumped into Ruto to ensure he does not hear it from third parties. He then told me to proceed and meet the Ruto,” External link

tuko Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “Unfortunately because of Covid-19 we cannot meet as frequently creating space for all these speculations,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:04:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As the deputy party leader of ODM, I think the wrangles going on in the party are not healthy and we know very well that if there are issues in the party, there are internal structures that can be used to resolve such a dispute,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The way I look at it, this is an issue that is going to bring problems, especially to us who are at the forefront of supporting the BBI, it is going to be very difficult for wananchi to pass BBI if this issue of constituencies is not looked at,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about William Ruto ) : "I met Ruto and discussed several issues to do with county government and national government collaboration, obviously, when such a leader talks to you, he will try to entice you if you can work together," External link

tuko Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Awali Raila hakuwa akifahamu kuhusu mkutano huo, lakini nilimpigia simu kumjulisha wakati nilipokutana na na Ruto ghafla ndiposa aisikie kutoka kwa watu wengine. Kisha akaniambia niendelee na mkutano na Ruto, " External link

tuko Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “You can be his enemy, but the Deputy President is my friend. Kenyans should allow leaders to express themselves and talk freely,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Raila was initially not aware of the meeting, but I called to inform him the moment I bumped into Ruto to ensure he does not hear it from third parties. He then told me to proceed and meet Ruto,” External link

tuko Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : “Ulikuwa mkutano wa kibahati tu wala haukupangwa. Kwa kuwa mimi ni mwanasiasa, naibu rais aliuliza iwapo tunaweza kufanya kazi pamoja. Hata hivyo, nilimwaambia uamuzi kuhusu suala hilo unaweza kutolewa na chama baada ya majadiliano kulihusu,” External link

tuko Monday, April 12, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Raila was initially not aware of the meeting, but I called to inform him the moment I bumped into Ruto to ensure he does not hear it from third parties. He then told me to proceed and meet the Ruto,” External link

tuko Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "My party leader (Raila) was not aware so I called and informed him because I knew it would be reported in the media as it is now," External link

tuko Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Ilikuwa mkutano wa nafasi; akiwa mwanasiasa, DP aliuliza ikiwa tunaweza kufanya kazi pamoja. Nilimwambia uamuzi kama huo unapaswa kufanywa na chama (ODM)," External link

tuko Friday, April 9, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Those are very old photos of about three weeks ago and have nothing to do with any talks. When people meet in a hotel it doesn't translate into building an alliance,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 9, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : "As we move nearer to the elections, it's not going to be tenable (to conduct a referendum) because you know a referendum is just like a General Election. The expenses involved are heavy...you can't have a plebiscite, and then in the next 12 months, you hold the elections," External link

tuko Friday, April 9, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have directed police and county enforcement officers to work together and enforce the mask-wearing directive and arrest those who do not adhere,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 2, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Tunapokaribia uchaguzi, haitakuwa rahisi kufanya kura ya refarenda kwa sababu kura ya maoni ni kama Uchaguzi Mkuu. Gharama zinazohusika ni nzito ... huwezi kuwa na kura ya maoni, na halafu katika miezi 12 ijayo, unafanya uchaguzi, " External link

tuko Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A referendum is just like a general election, expenses involved are heavy. I don’t think it is going to be tenable with the debts we have,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Tunapokaribia uchaguzi, haiwezi kuwa rahisi kuadaa rifarenda kwa sababu ni sawa tu na uchaguzi mkuu. Gharama itakayotumika ni kubwa na kisha miezi 12 baadaye unaingia chaguzi," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : "As we move nearer to the elections, it's not going to be tenable (to conduct a referendum) because you know a referendum is just like a general election. The expenses involved are heavy...you can't have a plebiscite, and then in the next 12 months, you hold the elections," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have had plans to fence the forest with intentions of getting gorillas from Congo forest so we make the forest an attraction facility. But these plans have been frustrated by some officers in the national government who have looked down upon this noble idea," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It has been our desire to enhance coordination of county governments' activities under one roof," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “That’s why here in our county general hospital, we have a whole ward dedicated to boda boda accident victims. There is no time the ward is empty,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 19, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The cargo terminal will no doubt positively influence and attract Foreign Direct Investment flows and boost international trade and tourism," External link

standardmedia Friday, February 26, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The national assembly is just a formality because they have no role on the Bill. Whether they pass or reject it, I will still process to the referendum,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The national assembly is just a formality because they have no role on the Bill. Whether they pass or reject it, I will still process to the referendum,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and people of Juja constituency following the death of Hon Francis Munyua Waititu aka Wakapee. May his soul rest in eternal peace" External link

tuko Monday, February 22, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about William Ruto ) : "I have campained for Raila every time he vies, I have helped him get a lot of votes especially here in Kakamega. It is now time for him to return the favor and back me as his firstborn. If I get his support, I will beat Deputy President William Ruto in the morning," External link

tuko Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “In Kakamega, they recently dug a borehole to provide clean water to the kids at Lurambi Primary School and the community around, they have sponsored Kakamega Homeboyz to the tune of KSh 20 million and have now donated very vital medical equipment to our hospital. We are very grateful for their support. As a county we are committed to providing quality healthcare and the equipment is a big boost to our efforts to improve service delivery,” External link

tuko Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Both levels of government have failed Kenyans and therefore the council affirms that it will continue to support oversight spearheading to rid Kenyans of corruption and unethical practices. Corrupt individuals should be named, shamed and prosecuted,” External link

capitalfm Friday, January 29, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “I will submit my nomination papers to seek the ODM ticket for the 2022 presidential race,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 25, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “For now, I don't know if he [Raila] is going to be my challenger for the ticket, but if he decides to run, then let delegates decide at the ballot,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 25, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “The CoG chairman's post is a critical position that requires a leader who will champion timely and sufficient allocation of resources to counties and one who will build a working chemistry with the national government,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 22, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "There is no cash I'm going to produce even if they strike for 100 years...tell them this if you see them. These nurses are paid even higher than civil engineers who have degrees. They have almost 16 types of allowances," External link

tuko Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We urge the National Treasury to expedite the release of the equitable share to county government by the 15th of every month as the law clearly stipulates. The counties need to pay salaries to the county civil servants and to provide services to wananchi,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 18, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “That is a very weighty matter which cannot be decided by two people. It needs the entire leadership of the two parties,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 18, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya says : "The delays have affected services and the lives of county government workers," External link

allafrica Friday, January 15, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The balances that the Cabinet Secretary referred to in his statement are monies already committed for ongoing/ unfinished projects within the Counties that are at different stages of completion. Once the projects are completed, all the Ksh.34.6 Billion County Revenue Funds balances shall be paid out,” External link

capitalfm Friday, January 15, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “The total cost for allowances awarded in 2017 for all the healthcare workers totalled Sh5.3 billion annually,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Please note that if the disbursement is not made forthwith, the county governments will have no option other than seek legal redress while closing down to minimise further damage and suffering to employees,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya stated : “Please note that if the disbursement is not made forthwith the County Governments will have no option other than seek legal redress while closing down to minimize further damage and suffering to employees,” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 11, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Leave those who are making a lot of noise, go to the grassroots and see the kind of support Raila enjoys, it is overwhelming, he is not walking any tightrope,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 8, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We shall go down to the villages and campaign for our candidate and we are confident we shall win,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 8, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We settled on a government agency to disburse to get rid of politics out of the noble idea. The last time we gave out Sh200million as a loan to farmers for cane development, there was a lot of politics around it,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Already three potential investors have submitted their proposals and we are looking at them. In the next two months, we shall have settled on one and hand over the factory to him. What is only delaying the process is the case that was filed in court challenging the leasing process,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This job is not easy, have good people who will look at your job… don’t hire someone because they are your relatives or friends, hire someone who is competent and they will not let you down. Relatives and friends can bring you down because they use your name wrongly,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "We held meetings on the revival of the sugar factories and presented our report but nothing has been done," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added ( about Musalia Mudavadi ) : "She exhibited her selflessness and patriotism during the times of the late Moses Budamba Mudavadi who was a successful and powerful leader in the country and later through her son Musalia Mudavadi," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Mulembe Nation has supported Raila in the 2007, 2013 and 2017 presidential elections wholeheartedly. I want him to rally his people behind me come 2022,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 28, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "We have decided to replace the striking workers because the suffering of our people cannot be compromised by their demands. The strike is illegal," External link

allafrica Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We held several meetings on the revival of sugar factories in western Kenya and we’ve presented our report but nothing has been done so far,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Some of us cannot go to our offices because we have not paid contractors among other services because of lack of funds,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "He started saying he wanted to work with me on the BBI project because it was a good document. I asked him to come to Bukhungu Stadium where we were launching the document and he came ," "He talked and said he was supporting the BBI and that he was going to work with me," External link

tuko Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "I told him the day he would be in Nairobi I will also be in Nairobi. When I arrived he called and said he was ready to go and meet Raila but I tod him to go on his own," External link

tuko Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "He came during the Council of Governors meeting that was held on December 4, but he was blocked because he did not have a card and it was me who helped him access the area," External link

tuko Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We welcome anyone visiting Kakamega County and even the locals to the new-look garden that has been spruced up and is ideal for relaxing. Running water is available and comfortable benches have been erected,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 24, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Since 70 per cent of these medicines go to counties, we should have 70 per cent representation in Kemsa," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "CoG has not only lost a great leader, but a focused, action-oriented man who served the people of Nyamira with diligence and love," External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 18, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya wrote : “We will also miss his wise counsel in the Agriculture Committee where he was a member who was passionate about Tea farming having been a tea farmer,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 18, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Most of the issues raised by the unions are specific to certain counties and therefore not all. We urge the health workers’ unions to resolve the issues with the concerned counties,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya added : “The four issues that cut across the 47 counties namely conversion of all contractual employment to permanent and pensionable terms, enhancement or risk allowance, declaration of Covid-19 as a work occupational health hazard and establishment of a health service commission are currently being addressed by a multi-agency committee,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We take this opportunity to thank the health workers in 22 Counties who have made the decision to serve the mwananchi as they continue to address their grievances with their respective County Government,” “We urge all Governors to meet with the recognized County health workers Unions and discuss their grievances with a view of resolving any outstanding grievances amicably,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This means salary delays unavailability of pharm and non-pharm, payment of due bills and remittance of statutory deductions among others. Despite this challenges am happy to report that only 2 Counties have not paid the November salaries,” “The other 45 Counties have had to take bank overdrafts to ensure that at least salaries are paid on time. But this cannot cover statutory remittances because of their huge monetary implications,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Herbalists should come on board and help us solve the coronavirus scare, do not sit on your innovation, trees and animal products have been very helpful in the past,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We are optimistic that we will revive a considerable number of businesses that collapsed during the pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "It has been our desire to enhance coordination of county governments activities under one roof. Today marks the beginning of actualization to fulfil this desire by ground-breaking a magnificent devolution headquarters which will have 50 floors to accommodate council of governors offices, county satellite offices, county assemblies forum offices and the ministry of devolution and its related state agencies," External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 4, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It has been our desire to enhance coordination of county governments activities under one roof. Today marks the beginning of actualization to fulfil this desire by ground-breaking a magnificent devolution headquarters which will have 50 floors to accommodate council of governors offices, county satellite offices, county assemblies forum offices and the ministry of devolution and its related state agencies,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 4, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I am happy at the way the politics of the day are shaping up because it has served to expose political conmen who have been in our midst for a long time waiting to pounce on an opportunity like a hyena stalks a human being in anticipation that his swinging hand might fall off,” External link

capitalfm Monday, November 30, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We are fed up, because they have misled us for the last 30 years but now, they must also accept to be led by others,” External link

capitalfm Monday, November 30, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I am urging all leaders from the western region to unite and work towards a common goal because if we keep presenting a divided front it will be easy to scatter us and the interests of our constituents will not be addressed,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have been overwhelmed. Late disbursement of funds or failure by the national government to disburse funds to the counties has not made things any better for us,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have not been able to acquire enough personal protective equipment and drugs. It has also been a big challenge training our health workers, including those required to attend to patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as we lack the funds to do so” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “To this end, county employees have not been paid salaries for the month of September and October. The implementation of the development budget for quarter four is also lagging behind,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "The contracts for the doctors are coming to an end and we have said that renewals will be needs-based because there were some family doctors who were posted to our hospitals but didn't offer much help and ended up being general doctors since we don't have a structure for family doctors," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “We forwarded our concerns and the report should be amended to capture them. The report was written by experts in their language and we have made recommendations that the language and issues raised should be the language of devolution,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “To this end, county employees have not been paid salaries for the month of September and October. The implementation of the development budget for quarter four is also lagging behind,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “National Treasury must release the equitable share of revenue in compliance with constitutional petition Number 2 of 2019 that the money should be released without undue delay and deductions,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I have been at the forefront fighting for the betterment of devolution because as governors, we have faced difficulties in the last two terms in terms due to limited resources,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “National Treasury must release the equitable share of revenue in compliance with constitutional petition Number 2 of 2019 that stated that the money should be released without undue delay and deductions,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “If the prevailing situation escalates into the fourth month without resources, then we may be staring at a looming shut down of all services in the counties,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We have taken note of the health workers’ concerns and we confirm that we are in the process of designating well-equipped facilities within counties to be used by the health workers and their families in case they contract the virus,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This will be done using safe means to pass and share the message including using vernacular radio stations and other channels. Counties will together with county commissioners under the county emergency response committees launch the enforcement of MoE Covid-19 protocols,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “This is a major challenge for patients who may require ventilatory support and supplementary oxygen,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "I'm deeply saddened by his death which has robbed Kakamega a focused leader whose contribution in the development of our County will be missed. May his soul rest in peace," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “As we speak, the PPE are our major problem. We do not have them. We appeal to the national government to give us the money to buy PPE or supply them to us because our medical staff are in danger,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As we speak, the PPEs are the major problem. We do not have them. We appeal to the national government to give us the money to buy PPEs or supply them to us because our medical staffs are in danger,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “As governors, our biggest focus now is mainly how to use the report to entrench and protect devolution, especially in matters to do with the flow of finances. The biggest challenge we have had as the devolution family has been irregular flow of funds from the National Treasury,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 9, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : “There are a number of issues we need to amend and the President has been clear there is room to improve the report. The former Prime Minister has also said that the BBI report is not cast in stone, so we shall put our heads together,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 9, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Your Excellency, the Council of Governors recommends that all containment protocols be implemented in their original form. We request that the nationwide curfew currently in force be varied from 11pm to 9pm," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Your Excellency, the Council of Governors recommends that all containment protocols be implemented in their original form. We request with your inteligence that the nationwide curfew currently in force be varied from 11pm to 9pm starting from 4 am for at least one month," "This should be implemented until the curve flattens or the positivity rate is maintained below 5%, whichever comes first," External link

tuko Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We note with deep concern the late disbursement of Equitable Share of revenue to county governments for the financial year 2020/2021,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya aliandika ( about Mabel Muruli ) : "Mungu na alipatie nguvu familia yake wakati huu wa majonzi, Mama Mabel alale salama," External link

tuko Friday, October 30, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “I have relatives in hospitals battling Covid-19, some of them in critical condition,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 30, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : "Sumbi was a dedicated, hardworking, diligent, honest, humble down to earth and a valuable officer," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “Today I have chaired the county multi-agency team which established that the virus is spreading fast in the county because residents have constantly ignored the protocols and restrictions that had been put in place by the ministry of health to curb the spread of the pandemic,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “It would be based on the county budget. It is a good idea and that is what the MCAs have been pushing for. Some of the counties have created some sort of ward fund,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 23, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya told : "The government needs to come up with serious measures to ensure that politicians who are now having political meetings are checked because they have really contributed to this spread," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya alisema : "Nimefurahia mapokezi niliyopokea kutoka kwa wanajamii wa Abagusii nilipofika katika uwanja wa Kisii ambapo sherehe zilikuwa zikifanyika, " External link

tuko Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “We discussed that possibility of a third force,” “These governors are people who will have been Chief Executive Officers of their counties for 10 years by 2022, and we do not want that experience to go to waste” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “A major trend has arisen in the prosecution of corruption and economic crime cases where governors are targeted for prosecution and removed from office during which Constitution provisions on removal of governors are breached,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya said : “County Governments are keen to ensure that all Kenyans, no matter their status, access affordable and quality healthcare. Further, County Governments are willing to partner with the National Government to deliver this promise,” “Nevertheless, the National Government has a duty to ensure that it respects functional integrity by consulting with County Governments before proceeding to undertake any health reforms at the County level” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Wycliffe Oparanya says : "If the DPP is apprehensive that the Governor will tamper with crucial witness when back in the office, the solution is put the witnesses in the witness protection programme as guided by the Witness Protection Act, Chapter 79 of the Laws of Kenya," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 4, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

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



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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Cyrus Jirongo said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "The propaganda going round that I am a UDA mole in Azimio is pure lies. The Kakamega propaganda led by Oparanya is due to the frustrations ODM is facing in the county," External link

tuko Monday, July 18, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Bonny Khalwale said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “We are telling our brother Oparanya that, being a good and smart politician, he should come to our winning side and we are going to offer him a better position than he is being offered in Azimio,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:15:00 PM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “We have Fernandes Barasa here…he is enough or not? As we pass the baton to Barasa, Oparanya and I will go to Nairobi where he will help me work from there,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, March 26, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "As we pass the baton to Barasa, Oparanya and I will go to Nairobi where he will help me work from there," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:37:00 PM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “Wycliffe Oparanya has stood by me for many years. He has served you as Butere MP and Kakamega Governor. I’m now asking you to allow me take him to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Lift your hand up if you agree with me that it’s time I took Oparanya to the higher level of government,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “Oparanya is now leaving you in the hands of [Fernandes] Barasa. They say: the king is gone, long live the king,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

William Ruto told ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “I have met Wycliffe Oparanya not once but probably five times. We have discussed with him how we can work together and how he appreciates the hustler narrative and the bottom-up approach,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : "I was pleased to receive Malava MP Malulu Injendi who informed me that he has had a change of heart and has decided to join the team promoting the BBI initiative. He was accompanied by Governor Oparanya. Karibu sana Malulu," External link

tuko Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ayub Savula said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “We know that we were engaged in hot campaigns in Matungu, but that is democracy. The Matungu issue is now behind us and we're focusing on 2022. We respect Oparanya and we want him in our team,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

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

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