Luhya leaders back BBI report say it will strengthen devolution.


By Aris Wanyonyi

Leaders in Western region have backed the recently released BBI report saying it will strengthen devolution.

The leaders Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega governor), Eugene Wamalwa (CS devolution), Moses Wetangula (Bungoma senator), Ken Lusaka (Senate speaker) and Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati said that BBI will relieve common Mwanachi the many problems they are currently facing.

Oparanya said that by BBI recommending an allocations of 15 to 35  percent of national resources to grassroots a lot of development will be attained.

“This is good news and I ask my fellow Western leaders to unite behind the report,” he said.

Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula asked Wananchi to keenly read the report and make independent decisions.

Wamalwa said that his ministry was the greatest beneficiary in the report as more money will now be channelled to counties.

The leaders spoke on Saturday November 30 at Yalusi village in Webuye West constituency during the burial of 89 years old Mzee Epainito Wanyama.

The late who has left behind 13 children was the father of head of civil service Robert Wanyama Musyambo.

Also present at the funeral were Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa, Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama, Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa, Kwanza Mp Ferdinand Wanyonyi.

Senate speaker Ken Lusaka (Centre), Kimilili Mp Didmus Barasa and a veteran broadcaster Fred Obachi Machoka.
Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa