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Wamalwa praises Luo Nyanza governors for warmly welcoming President Ruto

Former Cabinet Secretary of Devolution Eugene Wamalwa has praised Luo Nyanza governors for warmly welcoming President William Ruto during his just concluded two-day tour of the region.

Mr Wamalwa, a tweet, said lauded the region’s leaders for the political maturity they exhibited by putting aside their political differences with the president. He the gesture is a good indication of devolution and upscale development.

“The sobriety and maturity we are seeing in our politics as counties work closely with the national government is good for devolution and development. It is not a love affair or charity, it’s a constitutional imperative that the two levels of government work together in consultation and cooperation,” Wamalwa said.

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His sentiment came just a few hours after President Ruto and his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, concluded their two-day tour of Luo Nyanza, which the stronghold Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga.

President Ruto was warmly welcomed during his visit to the lakeside region and even gifted with a bull.

First-terms Governor Gladys Wanga of Homa Bay County and James Orengo of Siaya County, as well as Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o all received the president warmly to their respective counties.

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“Karibu Kisumu Rais William Ruto na wageni wako,” said Nyong’o.

“I take this opportunity to welcome President William Ruto to Siaya County. This is the land of endless possibilities and opportunities. Karibu Siaya. #Nyalore,” Orengo tweeted.

During the tour, Nyanza leaders asked president Ruto to consider several development projects, including elevation of Homa Bay County Referral Hospital, land extension for Tom Mboya University and the revival of Kisumu Cotton Mill (Kicomi).

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