The passion of three young Kenyans has seen them set up initiatives to transform the society. Out of their activities, they have been able to change the perceptions of the community but also create an environment that is sustainable.
The Ministry of Devolution and Planning's report, ‘Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya’ — which is based on the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census data — says Kakamega contributes 4.8 per cent to national poverty. The county’s poverty incidence stands at 49.2 per cent. More than 809,500 of its people live below the poverty line.
The secretary general of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions COTU Francis Atwoli is now offering to provide evidence against some of the cabinet secretaries adversely mentioned in the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission report.
Retired Kakamega bishop Philip Sulumeti has said he will not move to Nairobi as he struggles with his heart problem. Rev Sulumeti said on Friday that he prefers the Kakamega countryside where the faithful had built him a house. He spoke at Bishop Nicholas Stam Pastoral Centre in Kakamega after his successor was named — Fr Joseph Obanyi Sagwe, 47.