Residents had lined up along the way to the county headquarters when the governor saw them and ordered his motorcade to come to a standstill.
He proceeded to address the residents from the sunroof of his vehicle and took out his notebook to put down the points they raised.
A majority of the residents requested jobs from the governor who in turn promised them that he would look into their pleas.
He also encouraged the jobseekers that they would benefit from the beer plant once operations kicked off.
"It will also create avenues for more business in County and hence will reduce joblessness.
"Kisumu has a big employee base and we are keen to ensure we tap into it for the benefit of the people," the governor promised.
Prof. Nyong'o disclosed that the plant had already contracted 15,000 farmers in the region to supply sorghum and hundreds of drivers were being sought to take up delivery of beer from the brewery.
The governor added that about 4,000 new bars would be opened in the region further creating jobs.