Outgoing Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has earned uploads from residents after conceding defeat to Senate Speaker Kenneth Makelo Lusaka.
In his press post published on his Facebook page Mr. Wangamati, who defeated the then incumbent Lusaka in 2017 to become the second Governor of Bungoma, congratulated the new County Chief for the victory.
Here is his post:
FELICITATIONS TO GOVERNOR-ELECT HON KENNETH LUSAKA
The people of Bungoma have spoken and we respect that decision. I want to congratulate Hon. Kenneth Lusaka on his election as the Governor of Bungoma County.
Secondly, I want to thank every citizen of Bungoma who thought and believed in my vision for Bungoma and all those who supported my campaigns for re-election and voted for me. To each one of you, I want you to know that every single vote, every single contribution, every word of advice and encouragement was and remains greatly appreciated.
To the great people of Bungoma, thank you for your trust and confidence on the basis of which I have served as your second Governor for the last 5 years.
It has been a worthwhile, fruitful experience. I have enjoyed engaging with you and bringing to reality the many things that were but dreams for our County.
I want to thank everyone who helped me achieve my mandate. My Cabinet and staff, you have been worthy dependable partners in this journey. May God bless you for the service you offered.
Lastly, I want to thank my wife Caroline. Words fail me. I know this loss is so much yours as it is mine. I know your heart for the people of Bungoma, I know what joy you derived in serving our people.
I especially want to thank you for coming in and being part of my campaign. Thank you for reminding me of how blessed and how privileged I am to have you.
To the Governor-elect, I wish you well in your new term in office. Now that politics is over, it is my prayer that you will adopt whatever you find worthy in what was my agenda for the great people of Bungoma.
I hope and believe you will be able to move this County to her next level of greatness because it is possible.
God bless you.
God bless Bungoma County.
H.E. Governor Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati
Wangamati’s speech has been hailed by supporters including those from the opposing camp, who have termed the move as a fatherly guidance to heal the nation and maintain peace after such a polarised campaign.
A Facebook user named Denis Musoboyi wrote, “You are the best leader in Bungoma, may God uplift you to greater heights as you continue serving the nation. God bless you, God bless Bungoma.”
Gladys Makokha added, “Especially Education sector; let that programme continue. Otherwise congratulations.”
Meg Shi penned, “God bless you, God bless your family. May our dear lord guide you in the next phase of your life. Bungoma love and celebrate you. You gave it your best and you finished the race. All the sir best.”
Veronica Wakwabubi also noted, “Great and wise words.”
“Wangamati God bless you We haven’t Seen enough of you am very sure This is Maturity at its best,” wrote Dawai Sitati.