Kakamega Deputy Governor Ayub Savula has said he is not a deputy governor but a co-governor.

Savula took to his Twitter account to make claims that he controls equal stakes in Kakamega County Government as the governor Fernandes Barasa.

For that reason, Savula denounced the title of deputy governor and wished he be addressed as a co-governor instead.


He said they divided the Kakamega County Government into two and Barasa controls one half while he controls the other half.

"Don't let anyone lie to you that Savula returned to deputyship. We have divided the county government and the government of Kakamega into two. Barasa has taken half and Savula has taken half,” Savula said.

Fernandes Baraza. PHOTO.COURTESY

"Constitutionally, Kakamega has ten ministries. Barasa has taken five ministries and I have taken five. I am not a deputy governor, I am a co-governor."

These assertions come only a day after Savula whole addressing mourners at a funeral in Lugari alleged Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers coerced him into supporting the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition and the coalition’s leader Raila Odinga in the recent election.

He claimed he was arrested together with his two wives on fake charges as intimidation to support Raila’s presidential bid.

“I have not mentioned it to anyone but today I will go public about it. It is the coercion from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) that forced me to support the Azimio coalition. They arrested me together with my two wives at night on fictitious charges,” Savula said.

Savula said he was ready to work with President-elect William Ruto.