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Don’t feel bad about my firing you, Awiti tells executives as he is sworn in for second term

Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti on Friday assumed office for his second term with a promise he will overhaul his Cabinet.

Awiti and his deputy – Hamilton Orata – were sworn in by High Court judge Aaron Makau and chief magistrate Thomas Obuto at Homa Bay High School.

“I thank all those who assisted me by serving in the first term of my administration because I couldn’t achieve anything as an individual. Don’t be worried if you don’t find your names in the new government,” Awiti said.

He said he made the decision after listening to the concerns raised by residents.

Awiti garnered 210,173 votes against his archrival Oyugi Magwanga, who got 189,060. He said those who voted for Magwanga did so because they were angry about some of the wrongs of his previous government. Awiti promised change.

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