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Orengo becomes the second Siaya governor

Outgoing senate minority leader James Orengo was today amongst newly elected governors who took the oath of office.

Orengo, a seasoned politician associated with the struggle for democracy, dubbed ‘the second liberation’, was sworn into the office by Lady Justice Jackie Kamau at the Siaya Kenya Medical Training College grounds shortly after 11.00 am.

In his maiden speech, Orengo pledged to do all his best to improve lives of Siaya residents, adding that the privilege bestowed on him and his deputy, William Oduol was an opportunity to give devolution a meaning in Siaya County.

Today’s swearing in was attended by all Siaya members of parliament elect, among them David Ochieng (Ugenya), Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja) Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Otiende Amollo (Rarieda), women representative elect Dr Christine Ombaka and senator elect, Dr Oburu Odinga.

Also in attendance was the outgoing governor, Cornel Rasanga, his deputy, Dr James Okumbe and Siaya County Commissioner, Jim Njoka among others.

By Philip Onyango

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