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Outgoing Busia Governor, Sospeter Ojaamong today formally handed over power to his successor, H.E Dr Paul Nyongesa Otuoma in a coloutful ceremony at Busia County Stadium presided over by High Court Judge Justice P. J Otieno assisted by Busia Chief Magistrate, Lucy Ambasi.

Ojaamong handed over the instruments of power including county flag, the Constitution of Kenya 2010, County Coat of Arms and the County Seal to effectively relinguish the Governorship after serving for two terms since the onset of devolution in 2013.

In his exit speech, the First Governor of Busia thanked the residents of Busia County and Members of the first and second assmbly for according him a conducive working environment since 2013 when he was ushered into office as the first Governor.

” The respect you gave me that enabled me lead for 10 years is no mean achievement. At no single time was my car stoned or my house burnt. I have no word to express my happiness,” he said.

He added: ” For 10 years members of the first and second assembly showed no sign of impeaching me. God bless them in whatever roles for those who could not make it back to the Assembly.”

Ojaamong said leadership is not easy. “I learnt you love and respect me. Let’s embrace peace so that Busia can prosper in a peaceful environment which is conducive for doing business and attracting investors.

” I want to appreciate the people of Busia, the staff of the County Government, partners, National Government and friends for the support they accorded to me during my two-term tenure at the helm of the County leadership,” he said.

The outgoing Governor wished his successor the best of luck in his new position, noting that the task ahead of making Busia a better place is not easy, but hw will always be available when called upon to offer the necessary advice.

However, the outgoing Governor told the incoming administration that leadership is not a walk in the park, urging it to ensure county residents receive better service, water, jobs and adequate drugs.

In a show of peace, love and unity, Ojaamong shook hands and took joint photo with the new Governor whom he acknowledged was the new Governor.

The outgoing First Lady,
Judy Ojaamong also shook hands with her new successor, H.E Celine Otuoma. She pledged to work with her in delivering for county residents,”

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