Governor returns, explains why he has been missing in action

Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti in his office with Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata (right) and County Secretary Isaiah Ogwe (left) on August 14, 2018. [James Omoro/Standard]
Governor Cyprian Awiti has resumed duty after two months of absence.

The county chief, who has been on medical leave, announced that he was in charge of the county's affairs.

As he recuperated from eye surgery last month, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court verdict that had annulled his election. His lawyers have appealed the decision in the Supreme Court. Mr Awiti, known to his supporters as Akuba (the big man), said he had recovered.

 “I was not out office because of the court ruling. I underwent an eye surgery but I am now well and ready to serve the people,” he explained. The governor said he did not go to the Supreme Court because he feared losing in a by-election.

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