Turkana governor Jeremiah Lomorukai has now rejected former prime minister Raila Odinga's calls for countrywide protests against government over failure to fullfil its 2022 pre-elction pledges, as he vowed to work with president Dr William Ruto ahead of 2027 polls.
Speaking at a function in Turkana, Lomorukai asserted that he, together with county residents were not interested in organizing pickets, ordered by Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance, meant to pressurize the ruling administration to honour its promises. He argued that the locals were glad to know how the country will progress through addressing the challenges of hunger, drought and insecurity. Link: https://www.facebook.com/100067885726703/posts/pfbid0yGV9aAzMiWV1m9bvXHvSECsRYfk9bHo2CowWEvkHZ8iS61DGwweSaEW6U2PbRjXpl/?app=fbl
Further, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) county boss expressed his willingness to work with Dr Ruto's administration in a bid to address challenges facing his residents.
"I will work with our national leader president William Ruto. I will not go to streets to do the abominable," said Lomorukai.
His calls to work with the president were endorsed by his Uasin Gishu counterpart Jonathan Chelilim who was present at the event where relief food was donated to locals.
Lomorukai was former Member of Parliament of Loima constituency. In 2022, he expressed interest to run for Turkana gubernatorial seat. At first, he announced that he would contest on United Democratic Alliance (UDA). However, he ditched UDA and joined ODM on grounds that the party primaries would be unfair. He was handed a ticket in the Raila-led outfit and his rival, John Lodepe secured that of UDA.
The two, together with others battled it out for the gubernatorial seat in 2022 polls and Lomorukai emerged victorious.
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