Thursday November 22, 2018 – Uncertainty has gripped Homa Bay County following the extended leave of absence of Governor Cyprian Awiti, who traveled abroad for specialised treatment for undisclosed illness.
The last time Awiti appeared in public was in July this year after High Court nullified his election as Governor.
Determined to clutch onto the straws of sweet power, he had decided to pursue a last legal attempt to secure his seat following consultations with his party boss and godfather, Raila Odinga.
Even though his disappearance from the public scene has remained a closely guarded secret within his inner political cycle, sources privy to Awiti’s health intimate that the Homa Bay Governor could have lost his eye sight.
This was corroborated further by comments by the area Senator, Moses Kajwang, at a fund raiser in October urging the Deputy Governor not to worry about the absence of his boss.
Since then, the Deputy Governor has presided over key County development forums and political events.
The information available now reveals that the now partially blind Awiti is scheduled to undergo eye surgery to restore his full sight in Germany.
The Kenyan DAILY POST