Wycliffe Oparanya

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


 
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William Ruto 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

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “We want to have people up there whom we will work with. That is why I want to tell Wycliffe to quit the junior league and join the senior league,” External link

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

Kiraitu Murungi said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “I support what our boss (Wycliffe) Oparanya has said. If they do not stop the game at the Senate and resolve the funds issue by September 17, we will ask workers to stay home, ground vehicles and shut down the county offices,” External link

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

Kiraitu Murungi said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “I support what our boss Oparanya has said. If they do not stop the game at the senate and resolve the funds' issue by September 17, we will ask workers to stay home, ground vehicles and shut-down the county, until funds are available. Even I will go (home),” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 4, 2020 12:09:00 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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William Ruto 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

Raila Odinga said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “We want to have people up there whom we will work with. That is why I want to tell Wycliffe to quit the junior league and join the senior league,” External link

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

Kiraitu Murungi said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “I support what our boss (Wycliffe) Oparanya has said. If they do not stop the game at the Senate and resolve the funds issue by September 17, we will ask workers to stay home, ground vehicles and shut down the county offices,” External link

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

Kiraitu Murungi said ( about Wycliffe Oparanya ) : “I support what our boss Oparanya has said. If they do not stop the game at the senate and resolve the funds' issue by September 17, we will ask workers to stay home, ground vehicles and shut-down the county, until funds are available. Even I will go (home),” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 4, 2020 12:09:00 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