Speaking as he campaigned in Lugari before elections, Oparanya who garnered 383,053 votes against Khalwale’s 133,287 votes promised to appoint the Senator as the County Coordinator for bullfighting.
Oparanya noted that he would not leave Khalwale to "languish in poverty" in case he lost in the elections.
"I know Khalwale cannot win the gubernatorial seat. I have already allocated him a slot in my administration. He will serve as the coordinator for bullfighters,” Oparanya stated.
"I will ensure he has an office at Malinya in Ikolomani where he constructed a bullfighting stadium.
"I will make him the county bullfighting coordinator to reward his efforts towards bullfighting activities in Kakamega. It is shocking that he relocated a primary school from a five-acre land to an acre to create space for bulls to fight in Malinya," he added.
The Governor claimed that he had earlier thought of offering Khalwale a managerial position but opted to make him a bullfighting coordinator noting that the Senator lacked managerial skills.
Before August 8 elections, Oparanya had exuded the confidence of retaining his seat with a large margin.
“Everybody will be looking at the total votes I get in my stronghold constituencies; Likuyani and Butere, before even bothering about the others.
Oparanya highlighted that this was his last term in office as Governor.