By: Brian Odour
Is Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok a Jubilee mole? This may be the case if his recent sentiments and lack of enthusiasm in participating in anti-IEBC demos is anything to go by.
Speaking during the Mashujaa Day celebrations held at Moi Gardens in Lodwar town, the Governor, together with other elected ODM leaders from the region, urged Turkana residents not to hold demonstrations on October 26.
NASA affiliated Governors have vowed to bar the rather chaotic repeat presidential polls from being conducted in their respective counties.
Nanok has taken a more diplomatic stance urging for negotiation between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Raila Odinga.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr (Raila) Odinga should put the country first and negotiate so that there is peace in the country,” the Governor was quoted as saying.
He told the residents not to allow politicians to incite them to turn against each other.
Turkana Central MP John Lodepe echoed the sentiments of the Governor saying the demonstration can go on in other towns but not Lodwar.
“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,” The MP said.
They spoke during Mashujaa Day celebrations held at Moi Gardens in Lodwar town.