‘Governor Oparanya, help me; you promised to do so’: 25-year-woman

By Abel Amala On Wed, 23 Sep, 2020 15:26 | < 1 min read
Naomi’s Vatenge’s brother said the more his sibling grows older the more her right leg swells. [PHOTO: ABEL AMALA | K24 DIGITAL]
Naomi’s Vatenge’s brother said the more his sibling grows older the more her right leg swells. [PHOTO: ABEL AMALA | K24 DIGITAL]
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    Vatenge said Oparanya gave her Ksh1,000 and told her to use the money as fare to his office.

A 25-year-old woman has made a passionate appeal to Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya to help her get medical treatment after one of her legs swelled in mysterious circumstances.

Naomi Vatenge, who hails from Mahira Village in Malava Constituency, Kakamega County, said the county chief first promised to help her in 2017, when he attended a function near her home.

Vatenge said Oparanya gave her Ksh1,000 and told her to use the money as fare to his office.

However, when she went to the governor’s office, she was allegedly chased away by security officers.

Her two subsequent attempts to meet the governor, were also unsuccessful.

She, however, got to catch Oparanya’s attention early this year, prompting the county boss to promise to take her to hospital by June 2020 latest. That pledge was not honoured, she said.

“My father and mother are not financially able to pay for my medical treatment,” Naomi told K24 Digital on Wednesday, September 23.

“I am urging Oparanya, or even the President to come to my rescue. I cannot walk as the pain in my leg is too much to bear.”

Naomi’s brother said the more his sibling grows older the more her right leg swells.

The vicenarian’s father said no diagnosis has been made, and that he was advised to take his daughter to an advanced referral hospital for tests to ascertain the cause of her medical condition.

We have reached Governor Oparanya’s office for comment.

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