Mr. Caleb Temba Amaswache

Deputy Governor

Mr Caleb Temba Amaswache is a political scientist from the University of Nairobi. His choice as a deputy governor came as that of the biblical David having never made a political stance in the region. The governor, Mr Moses Akaranga, admitted that elders from Bunyore region approached him after he had chosen on Amaswache to be his deputy and told him that he had made the wrong choice, but then he had made up his mind and could not turn back. “I saw in him what nobody else had seen, and I am sure that despite the huge workload ahead of us, he is an able deputy who will help steer the county ahead,” said Akaranga. Amaswache has worked in the past as an untrained teacher, constituency office manager in Emuhaya and programme officer with the Bright Solution Consultants. The 47-year-old is married to Naomi Ongosi, a teacher at Essaba Secondary School and they have five children, including an adopted son. He thanks God for the breakthrough in his life, and says that he is ready to serve the people of Vihiga steadfastly and passionately as its first deputy governor. Amaswache adds that as the deputy governor, he is committed to uniting the four sub-ethnic groups found in Vihiga namely: Maragoli, Tiriki, Banyore and Terik. He says that if the three will be united for a common course which is for the good of the county, the county government will have an ample time of serving the people and delivering on their promises. “We want at the end of our time, people to see that we have done enough work and alleviated the livelihoods of the people. We do not want Vihiga County to be among those that rated the poorest again,” he says

Mr. Caleb Temba Amaswache
Deputy Governor