Rasanga returns as Siaya struggles with Covid-19 cases

Governor Cornel Rasanga was expected back on Thursday. [Courtesy]

Governor Cornel Rasanga will return to Kenya this week from his trip to the USA. County Secretary Joseph Ogutu confirmed that the governor was expected back on Thursday.

“On what goodies residents should expect after his return, he will say when he is here. I do not have the capacity to give such details,” said Ogutu.

The governor’s absence during the commissioning of major projects by President Uhuru Kenyatta two weeks ago raised questions on his whereabouts.

Some senior officials in the county government who sought anonymity for fear of victimisation said the governor was unwell and was receiving treatment in the US.

The governor did not attend the commissioning of the Sh1.6 billion Kodiaga-Wagai-Onyinyore-Akala-Nyangweso-Muhanda road ahead of Madaraka Day celebrations in Kisumu. He was represented by his deputy James Okumbe.

President Kenyatta also launched a Sh2.4 billion water project in Bondo.

Rasanga will be returning at a time when the county has been recording high cases of Covid-19 and deaths.

The county is still struggling to contain overcrowded funerals, which officials claim spread Covid-19 even as they warn politicians to stay away from burials to reduce crowds.

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