A handful of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti supporters took to the streets of of the lakeside town to celebrate Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the lower courts’ decision to nullify the governor’s victory.
The supporters danced in the evening rain as those of former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga expressed disappointment with the top court’s ruling.
During the celebrations at Posta Grounds, supporters urged the governor to unite the county that is currently faced with several court battles and leadership fights.
“As the head of the county, the governor should find solutions to the ongoing cases about his chief officers, the Public Service Board and that of County Assembly Speaker,” Mr Ely Oyier said.
He said projects in the county had stalled because of numerous conflicts in different departments.
Mr Oyier argued that the court case that was facing the governor could have been a contributor to poor performance by the county.
Another resident, Mr Opere Onimo said a by-election in the county seat would have heightened political temperatures in the county.