Busia Governor H.E Sospeter Ojaamong on Saturday revealed the venue that he made truce with former Attorney General Amos Wako for them to take the Gubernatorial and Senatorial seats respectively.
He disclosed that it was in the house of the late acclaimed ambassador Denis Daudi Afande, 84, that his luck started when they agreed on which seat each of them will take in the general elections.
Addressing mourners during the burial of the late envoy at his home in Matayos, H.E Ojaamong said his nine years leadership has seen county residents living in peace with no spates of divisive politics.
“Unity of the people of Busia is paramount thus the need to have continuity of the same through a leader who will emulate his style of leadership,” he said.
H.E Ojaamong noted that delays in releasing funds by the National Treasury had seen operations in most counties come to a halt, with most of them going for six months without receiving any disbursement from the Exchequer.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in a message of condolence read by Defence Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Monica Juma described
the late Afande as an accomplished diplomat and a talented individual who excelled in different fields of human development.
“His death has robbed us of a great leader, a mentor, a friend, a man of great insight and unique leadership who served this nation with distinction, and who achieved many milestones in his life,”he said.
Deputy Governor H.E Moses Mulomi said he knew the late Afande as a man who did his job per excellence both as an ambassador and then Permanent Secretary for Health.
Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ababu Namwamba challenged the youths to have their mentors, adding that the late Afande was his mentor who made him what he is today.
He also thanked Governor Ojaamong’s administration for its good relationship
with the National Government.