•The lawmaker said 70 per cent of county jobs will be reserved for the residents while 30 per cent goes to the outsiders.
•He said the current administration has many incomplete projects, something that has affected the county economy.
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has said he is still in the race to succeed Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
Malala has said he will form an all-inclusive government for the people of Kakamega, should he get elected.
While providing a blueprint of his leadership, Malala said he will prioritise the welfare of county staff, protect their interest and nurture their expertise.
“I will take the staff for professional courses to enable them to serve the people appropriately,” he said.
“We are going to invest in our doctors by paying them well and providing funds for their education for specialisation. Most doctors choose to work in other counties because of poor remuneration.”
The legislator said he will ensure the medics are well paid for their sacrifice to help the people.
He said the county should have a motivated workforce.
Malala said promotions will be done on a priority basis and appraisals to rate the employees' performance then promotions can follow.
“I will ensure we deal with the staff welfare,” he said.
The senator spoke on Monday when he addressed leaders from several subcounties at his home.
The lawmaker said 70 per cent of county jobs will be reserved for the residents while 30 per cent goes to the outsiders.
He said the current administration has many incomplete projects, something that has affected the county economy.
Malala cited projects such as the Malava Milk processing project, which he said they have been budgeting for over eight years, putting in over Sh200 million per financial year.
Others are the Shiamakhubu Level 4 Hospital in Shinyalu, a maize processing plant in Lugari, a tea factory in Madala, Shinyalu among others.
Malala said there cannot be continuity of stagnation and asked Governor Oparanya to retire honourably and allow the county to have fresh ideas that can stimulate the economy.
He said he would bring back the county government to the people of Kakamega.
“The essence and the objects of devolution are that we can have self-governance so that communities can govern themselves,” he said.
Edited by Kiilu Damaris