Sacked Sports CS Rashid Echesa must of course be a angry man.
And now has decided to direct his anger to Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya
Barely a week after he was sacked Echesa is spoiling for a fight again with Governor Wycliffe Oparanya barely a week after he was sacked.
Echesa claimed that Oparanya was opposed to the revival of cash strapped Mumias sugar company at the expense of local sugarcane growers who are dependent on the sugar firm.
The former CS on Monday, March 4, claimed the governor told him point blank that it would be uphill task reviving the sugar company due to the huge debts.
“I approached Oparanya to find out the progress of Mumias sugar company turn-around strategy but I was shocked when he told me that we should forget about the debt-ridden factory and focus on setting up a new factory,” Echesa said.
“I sought to find out from him about the ground covered so far in effort to revive the sugar company when we met at the burial of honourable Benjamin Washiali’s mother, he was categorical that it was impossible to rescue the firm.” he added.
He said Oparanya must realise he was elected as the county boss to take care of the interest of the people of Kakamega. Efforts to reach Governor Oparanya on phone were futile as he was said to be busy attending the ongoing sixth devolution conference in Kirinyaga county. Before his appointment to Cabinet, Echesa and Oparanya were sworn political enemies who never saw eye to eye however, their relationship appeared to have improved.