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OparanyaLeads Mourners as Cancer Claims County Official

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has led county employees in mourning the death of county Investment Chief Executive Officer, Ebby Kavai, who succumbed to cancer.

The mother of two was diagnosed with cancer in 2019 at the Aga Khan Hospital where she underwent chemotherapy and was due for surgery at the time of her death.

“It is with a deep sense of loss, sorrow and shock that I learnt of the death of Ms Kavai. She was a true professional who offered her all to her duty,” said the governor in a statement.

“The passing on of Ms Kavai has robbed Kakamega County of a respected education administrator and hardworking CEO who was committed to turning around the economic development of our great county,” he added.

In 2015, Mr Oparanya appointed her as the County Executive Committee member for Education, Science and Technology.In 2018, she was appointed the CEO of Kakamega Investment Agency.

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Timothy Omondi