The Kakamega Governor, Wycliffe Oparanya, has denied the claims by the media that his position as the Council of Governors chairman has caused him to neglect his county duties.
In a statement to media houses, Oparanya has said the remarks he made at a swearing ceremony in Kakamega on Tuesday were “mischievously misrepresented”.
“I was driving home the need for staff to shun laxity and taking advantage of my busy schedule at the council to undermine my pledge to Kakamega citizens on commitment to ensure quality service delivery and timely completion of projects,” the COG wrote in the statement.
Oparanya said he was quoted saying that his position as the chairman of the Council of Governors was consuming a lot of his time causing him to neglect his county duties.
“If I had known what the COG position entailed, I would have forgotten about it. It has greatly robbed my time as your governor, thus creating loopholes in the county development and management,” Oparanya was quoted saying during the swearing in of the Kakamega County Public Service Board.
The COG chair has dismissed those claims and asked the media to make corrections with immediate effect.