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Governor Nanok, Raila face off in Turkana (Video)



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ODM leader Raila Odinga clashed with Governor Nanok during his third and last tour of Turkana County to popularise the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

The two leaders faced off at St Augustine Catholic Church in Lodwar on Sunday, with Mr Nanok criticising Mr Odinga for not agreeing with the idea of multiple choice questions.

While the ODM boss was in Kakuma in Turkana East, Governor Nanok held a parallel rally at Lowarang’ek in the neighboring Turkana North.

At that gathering, he faulted the BBI, saying it will not guarantee increased resources to marginalised counties.

The duo later met at the church.

Mr Nanok told his party boss that he is ready to join another political outfit, claiming views by Turkana;’s residents and leaders were not captured in the document that could result in amendments to the 2010 Constitution.

Before inviting the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement, Governor Nanok said he had received reports that Mr Odinga and his team had been given a poor reception.

Governor Nanok at a past function.

In his address, Mr Odinga told him the reports were false as “Turkana is home and shall remain home”.

He claimed the governor has joined forces with political leaders of questionable character and asked him to tell his people the truth about the BBI.

Mr Odinga further criticised Governor Nanok’s administration over development, saying the people are wallowing in poverty yet they trusted him to improve their lives.

The ODM leader further said the county will get more than Sh9 billion in additional funds and will have at least Sh20 billion from the national government, contrary to Governor Nanok’s claims.

Mr Odinga was accompanied by MPs Maina Kamanda (Nominated), Godfrey Otsosi (Vihiga), Jeremiah Lomurkai (Loima) Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay Woman Representative), Mishi Mbogo (Likoni), Babu Owino (Embakasi East), Ali Lokiru (Turkana East) and Caleb Hamisi (Saboti).


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