The Flourishing Status of Kakamega County that Everyone is Talking About 

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BY SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS

If there’s any town that should win an award for being the busiest in hosting big events this year, then let it be Kakamega please! True-False?

As the County hosts today’s Mashujaa Day celebrations, it’s incontestable to say that Kakamega is arguably one of the fastest growing devolved units across the country and also the most popular for the past one year. It will be the second time the national fete is being held outside the traditional Nairobi City after taking place in Machakos County last year.

In the Entertainment industry, Kakamega has hosted Schools and Colleges Music and Drama Festivals thrice in the last eight years with the latest being last year when she hosted over 160,000 students participating in the National Music Festival held at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

On April 23rd this year, 2018, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya led the over 1.9 million residents in hosting the fifth edition of the Devolution Conference at Kakamega School. The annual conference, which is normally held by Governors to review the progress of devolution and strategize for the future, attracted over 6,000 delegates that flooded Kakamega town for a week.

Still on devolution, the county also hosted the inaugural Lake Region Economic Development forum in early this year.

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The block, which comprises of 14 counties drawn from Nyanza, Western and part of Rift Vallley regions, is chaired by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and seeks to strengthen economic muscles among the member counties..

In the same March, Kakamega harvested the fruits of Bukhungu Stadium when it hosted the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Youth football tournament from March 22nd to 25th, 2018 where the Kapenguria Heroes and Plateau Queens from Kisumu County were crowned national champions for boys and girls respectively.

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This was an emulation of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup held at the same venue but in November last year where Harambee Stars sustained a stubborn Zanzibar to lift the title with a 3-2 victory.

Kakamega County is located in Western part of Kenya and boasts of amazing tourist attraction magnets most notably the Kakamega Forest in Shinyalu Constituency, the only equatorial forest in the region.

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Her town is known for organized traffic discipline even during the busy hosting days and has been used as a marking scheme for other neighbouring counties.

On behalf of the Wakajuanes.Com staff, fans and well wishers who support this news site, I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Mashujaa Day You are our true heroes and heroines.

 

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