• Mandago says he had worked well with all his staff, including deputy governor Daniel Chemno.
• Says his staff had been very supportive and enabled him to achieve all that he did as governor.
Outgoing Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago bade farewell to his executives and staff on Monday, thanking them for helping achieve his agenda.
Mandago said he had worked well with all his staff, including Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno, whom he supports as his successor.
“I have no regrets but just happiness that I have achieved a lot with my team during the time I worked as governor,"Mandago said.
He said his staff had enabled him to achieve all that he did as governor and it will be easy for his successor to take over.
Mandago is now vying for the Senate seat in Uasin Gishu.
“I wish the staff remaining behind well and also success to the incoming governor," Mandago said.
He took memory photographs with his staff and friends.
“This photos are important because they will remind me of the time I served as the first governor of Uasin Gishu,” Mandago said outside the county offices in Eldoret.
Mandago says he made good use of Sh70 billion allocated to the county.
He cited achievements in infrastructure, footpaths, lighting, road construction, NHIF accreditation and adequate drugs and supplies for health facilities.
Shortage of health personnel is a problem, he said.
He said if elected to the Senate, he will push for more than 35 per cent allocation to the counties so healthcare can be expanded and more staff hired in Uasin Gishu.
He also listed improvement in the water sector as one of his successes, saying access to water in Eldoret town had increased from 48 per cent to 75 per cent.
He said the county recruited many youths to technical training institutes to improve their skills.
(Edited by V. Graham)