Josphat Nanok speaks after attending Uhuru's inauguration
He was part of the other Jubilee Governors who were at Kasarani.
Mr Nanok, the only ODM governor who attended Uhuru’s inauguration, exuded his confidence in the Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy Ruto’s second term in office, which begun on Tuesday.
“I wish to congratulate President H.E Hon. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on your re-election to serve the Republic of Kenya for a period of five years,” the chair of Council of Governors said in a statement.
He added: “The Council of Governors is looking forward to working with your Government in ensuring that Devolution gains attained in the last four years are protected and adequate resources are allocated to County Governments to continue transforming the lives of Kenyans.”
Earlier, Nanok took a rather different stand on calls by Nasa leader Raila Odinga who wanted the repeat elections be boycotted and instead have massive protests in Turkana on October 26.
Mr Nanok, instead, urged residents to maintain peace asking them not to be incited by political leaders to turn against each other.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr (Raila) Odinga should put the country first and negotiate so that there is peace in the country,” said the governor, adding that peaceful demonstrations are allowed in the Constitution but they should “be held in other towns and not Lodwar.”
Nanok’s sentiments would later be echoed by Turkana Central MP John Lodepe, who condemned Nasa’s decision to hold demos.
“I don’t agree with Raila on demonstrations. Don’t protest. Just sit at home. If we demonstrate police will shoot you and we will destroy the little investment we have in our growing town of Lodwar,” said the lawmaker.
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