I will work with Uhuru to develop Turkana, governor Nanok now says


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Turkana Governor elect Josphat Nanok (Left, decorated) and Senator elect Malachy Ekal in Turkana on Saturday August 12, 2017. /STEPHEN RUTTO

Turkana governor Josphat has pledged to work with President elect Uhuru Kenyatta’s government to implement projects in his county.

Nanok said he will form a county government that will be ready to work with the national government.

Nanok of ODM garnered 73,232 votes against his main rival John Munyes of Jubilee who got 52,572 votes.

“Turkana County Government will work with the government that is legitimately elected,” Nanok said.

He lauded the IEBC for what he termed as delivery of free and fair elections despite challenges.

“After observing how the commission conducted the elections here in Turkana, I can confidently say that I am satisfied the commission did a good job and followed the law in its undertakings,” he said.

Speaking at Turkana University College in Lodwar, Governor Nanok thanked Turkana voters for overwhelmingly voting for him and his Deputy Peter Lotethiro.

“We fought a tough battle with my competitors in a quest to provide the right leadership to take our county forward,” a Jubilant Nanok said.

The Council of Governors chairman asked residents to maintain peace, saying the election process has been concluded and there was need to maintain peace as county governments prepares to roll out development projects.

He called the police to arrest individuals who are out to cause violence.

He further urged the business community in Turkana to resume their businesses, promising to ensure calm is restored for business to flourish.

Senator elect Malachy Ekal said he will work closely with the governor for the county to realise its development goals.

Ekal thanked residents for standing with the NASA coalition and electing a majority of leaders who vied in ODM.

Ekal garnered 69,132 voting, beating his rival Geoffrey Kaituko who obtained 54,231 votes.

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