Turkana County Politics & Government
President Kenyatta targets food secure Turkana in second term
Court rejects Munyes' bid for Turkana vote recount, scrutiny
Ex-Senator Munyes contests Turkana Governor Nanok’s win
Fafi, Turkana Central set to go on with scheduled elections
IEBC postpones election in another NASA stronghold
Turkana residents raise queries over abandoned IEBC ballot box
I will work with Uhuru to develop Turkana, governor Nanok now says
Court upholds Lomenen's victory in Turkana South MP poll
2018-02-09 17:49:41 A High court in Lodwar on Friday upheld the election of James Lomenen as Turkana South MP. Justice Daniel Ogembo, in the decision, slapped Ebenyo Ekuwom with Sh3 million in cost of the petition. He dismissed the petition, which was based on claims that the MP bribed voters with relief food, on grounds it lacked merit. The petitioner argued that his well-known name of Nakipor was omitted on the ballot paper making him lose more votes   Read More ...
President Kenyatta targets food secure Turkana in second term
2018-02-02 18:23:25 NAIROBI, (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta is targetting a food and nutrition secure Turkana County during his second and last term in office. “It is my goal that by the end of my second term we shall not see television images of Turkana as desolate and hit by lack of food,” President Kenyatta told a delegation of Turkana leaders at State House, Nairobi   Read More ...
President Kenyatta targets food secure Turkana in second term
2018-02-02 14:04:35 President Uhuru Kenyatta is targeting a food and nutrition secure Turkana County during his second and last term in office. “It is my goal that by the end of my second term we shall not see television images of Turkana as desolate and hit by lack of food,” President Kenyatta told a delegation of Turkana leaders at State House, Nairobi. “We must also focus on ensuring that Turkana has adequate supply of water,” the President added   Read More ...
Court rejects Munyes' bid for Turkana vote recount, scrutiny
2018-01-26 14:09:07 A court in Lodwar on Friday dismissed John Munyes's application for recount and scrutiny of votes cast the Turkana governor election. The former senator, who was recently nominated to Cabinet, is challenging Governor Josphat Nanok's election on August 8, 2017. Judge Justice Stephen Riech said the application was filed after the court had concluded hearing submissions by parties. He said Munyes ought to have made the application for recount during the pre-trial of the petition   Read More ...
Turkana youth thank President Uhuru for nominating Munyes to cabinet
2018-01-15 13:12:59 http://www.nation.co.ke Youth in Turkana County have thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for nominating former Senator John Munyes into his Cabinet. The youth said that the nomination signaled that President Uhuru was committed to unite communities from across the country through having a role in development. Led by Samuel Lomodo the youth vowed to remain united to support the Jubilee Party agenda.   Read More ...
Turkana South MP James Lomenen asks Raila, Kalonzo to shelve controversial swearing-in plans
2018-01-02 20:41:27 Turkana South Member or Parliament (MP) James Lomenen has criticiced a move by one of NASA principals Kalonzo Musyoka’s push for the swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’. Lomenen said that it was a surprise that even after Jubilee legislators threw their weight in support of Kalonzo’s son Kennedy Musyoka’s nomination to the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA), the former Vice President (VP) continues to back an unconstitutional swearing-in of Raila   Read More ...
Forget the Presidency for good, there is nothing you can do to UHURU/ RUTO - Turkana MP tells RAILA and KALONZO
2018-01-02 18:11:52 Turkana South MP, James Lomenen, has urged NASA leader, Raila Odinga, and his running-mate, Kalonzo Musyoka, to forget the Presidency and stop threats of swearing themselves in. , Lomenen said Raila Odinga should instead be thinking about other things because the Presidency is gone. The MP also t   Read More ...
Turkana Leaders call on the government to act on the rising cases if insecurity
2017-12-20 16:13:36 Leaders from the greater Turkana County have renewed calls on the government to act on the rising cases of insecurity and banditry attacks in the region. Led by Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, the leaders have also petitioned the senate to prioritize the passage of a bill that seeks to address perennial conflicts along the Turkana-Baringo common border.   Read More ...
I'll work with Uhuru to end Turkana's suffering, says Nanok
2017-12-13 11:06:51 Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok has once again pledged to work with the President to end suffering in the county. Nanok, who is also Council of Governors chairman, said no other presidential election will be held until 2022. "Kenya has one President who was elected by Kenyans," he said, concerning Uhuru Kenyatta who was sworn-in after two elections. But NASA leader Raila Odinga has insisted Uhuru is an illegitimate President as the elections were a "sham"   Read More ...
Baringo, Turkana governors seek national government assistance for Loruk accident victims
2017-12-11 17:15:40 Baringo County Governor Stanley Kiptis and his Turkana counterpart Josphat Nanok have appealed to the national government to assist in the burial arrangements of the 21 people who lost their lives along Loruk- Marigat road on Saturday.   Read More ...
Turkana county government, Nacada team up to create awareness on drugs
2017-12-06 15:19:40 The Turkana County government has signed a Drugs and Substance Abuse Act 2017 as part of its strategy to curb drug abuse in the county. This action was followed by an announcement by the Turkana Deputy County Commissioner, Alexander Mativo, that the Government will restrict issuance of licenses in the town centres and residential areas as a move to curb the increase of clubs both in the town centres in Turkana.   Read More ...
Ex-Senator Munyes contests Turkana Governor Nanok’s win
2017-12-01 19:06:49 LODWAR, KENYA: The case seeking nullification of the Turkana County gubernatorial elections began on Thursday in Lodwar High Court amid claims that the August 8 polls were not free, fair and transparent. The petition pits former Turkana Senator John Munyes against his bitter rival Governor Josephat Nanok, who according to the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) results garnered 75,000 votes against his competitor’s 55,000 votes   Read More ...
Governor Nanok nominates 10 executives to his cabinet
2017-11-09 16:15:34 http://www.nation.co.ke Turkana county governor Josphat Nanok has nominated 10 county executive committee members to his second cabinet after being reelected. County education executive Margaret Kuchal and his roads counterpart Augustine Tioko did not make it to the new cabinet. The governor also released a list of 13 chief officers. Mr. Abraham Losinyen will be the chief officer in the office of the governor.   Read More ...
Voting in five polling stations in Turkana county to take place on Saturday
2017-10-27 21:12:28 President Uhuru Kenyatta took an expected lead in several constituencies, even as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission continued to tally votes cast in the October 26 repeat Poll. Voting in five polling stations in Turkana county to take place on Saturday.   Read More ...
Fafi, Turkana Central set to go on with scheduled elections
2017-10-27 19:09:09 Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed Saturday’s repeat poll in 27 constituencies in Nyanza County to a later date. IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced that Fafi and Turkana Central Constituencies are however set to go on with the scheduled elections. The affected areas include; Alego, Usonga, Awendo, Bondo, Gem, Ugenya, Homa Bay town, Kabondo, Kasipul, Karachuonyo, Kasipul, Kisumu,Central, Kisumu East,Kisumu West,Muhoroni, Ndhiwa, Nyakach,Nyando, Nyatike, Rangwe Rarieda, Seme, Suba North,Suba South, Ugunja, Uriri, Rongo, Suna East and Suna West   Read More ...
IEBC postpones election in another NASA stronghold
2017-10-27 16:18:46 Repeat election in Turkana county was postponed due to heavy rainfall. - The polling materials could not reach five polling stations due to the heavy rains - Voters stayed away from polling stations as a results of the heavy rainfall in the region. - NASA leaders had called on its supporters to keep off the repeat election. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed presidential election in another Raila Odinga's strongholds after the exercise was disrupted by heavy rainfall   Read More ...
Last batch of election material arrives today evening - IEBC
2017-10-24 13:08:28 The last consignment of voting materials is set to arrive on Tuesday evening ahead of Thursday's repeat presidential polls. The first batch for 10 counties a and the Diaspora arrived on Saturday night in an Etihad plane. IEBC officials said they prioritised the 10 counties that are farthest from Nairobi to avoid delays on election day. Some of the counties are Marsabit, Wajir, Isiolo, Mandera, Garissa, Samburu, Turkana and Laikipia   Read More ...
Vote for Uhuru, Turkana South MP tells residents
2017-10-20 12:20:06 http://www.nation.co.ke Turkana South MP James Lomenen has urged residents turn up in large numbers and vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta during the October 26 repeat presidential elections. Mr. Lomenen said that Turkana has benefited from huge investments in infrastructure especially the Kitale -Lokichoggio road that is being rehabilitated. He said that the government has also invested in peace building between Turkana and neighbouring Pokot community.   Read More ...
Turkana don’t need devolved funds for now, former County speaker
2017-10-18 09:14:07 http://www.nation.co.ke Former County Assembly Speaker Geoffrey Kaituko has asked the National Treasury not to be in a hurry in releasing devolved funds to Turkana County Government pointing out that the funds will fund political campaigns. Speaking at a political rally in Kerio village in Turkana Central Constituency yesterday, Mr. Kaituko accused Governor Josphat Nanok of channeling devolved funds to fund National Super Alliance campaigns in Turkana. He said the governor wants the National Treasury to release money so that he can fund Nasa rallies in the county as well as give former prime minister Raila Odinga allowances whenever he visits.   Read More ...
UHURU to beat RAILA ODINGA by a landslide in repeat polls! See who have ditched NASA at the last minute
2017-10-06 12:15:45 Jubilee Presidential candidate, Uhuru Kenyatta, could be headed for a landslide victory in the repeat Presidential elections. This is after residents of Turkana County and a section of their leaders also abandoned National Super Alliance (NASA) Leader Raila Odinga and joined Jubilee to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. The leaders, led by..   Read More ...
Turkana county government drafts bill to help alleviate water scarcity
2017-09-30 19:11:31 The county government of Turkana has drafted a bill on water and sanitation that will hopefully help alleviate the issue water scarcity and other problems in the region. The policy guide is currently in the public participation phase, as residents give their input. Judith Cherono reports   Read More ...
Political parties charade lock out people living with disability
2017-09-17 08:40:04 Minority groups across the country have been locked out of nomination as political parties reward cronies and family members with the slots. The most affected are people with disability who are visibly missing from a number of county assemblies. In at least 17 counties, including Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Makueni, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Murang'a, Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bungoma, Busia and Kisii, no single person living with disability was nominated   Read More ...
Munyes challenges Nanok’s win in Turkana
2017-09-06 09:42:11 More politicians are racing against time to file petitions challenging the results of last month’s General Election to beat the 28-day deadline after declaration of the results. Former Senator John Munyes on Wednesday morning filed a petition challenging the election Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, arguing the election was marred by irregularities. This brings to 10 the number of petitions challenging newly elected governors out of the more than 80 petitions filed so far   Read More ...
Turkana MPs lobby Jubilee to retain Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro
2017-08-28 21:10:05 Members of Parliament from Turkana and a section of professionals from the region has asked the Jubilee party to retain outgoing Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro when the 12th parliament convenes. In the appeal directed to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Turkana leaders said the position was the highest ever held by the community and urged the president to prevail upon other candidates to step down in favour of Ethuro. Ethuro alongside other politicians who lost in the just concluded elections including immediate past former Bungoma County Governor Ken Lusaka,former Kisii Senator Chris Obure, and former Chairman of the Constitution Implementation Committee Charles Nyachae and Wilfred Machage are among several candidates who have picked forms to contest the position this Thursday   Read More ...
Turkana MPs lobby Jubilee to retain Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro
2017-08-28 20:41:27 Members of Parliament from Turkana and a section of professionals from the region has asked the Jubilee party to retain outgoing Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro when the 12th parliament convenes. In the appeal directed to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Turkana leaders said the position was the highest ever held by the community and urged the president to prevail upon other candidates to step down in favour of Ethuro   Read More ...
SHOCK as IEBC ballot box found dumped in bush 1 week after polls - Is this how UHURU rigged RAILA?
2017-08-18 12:18:44 Residents of Turkana County were treated to a rude shock after they found an IEBC ballot box dumped in a bush one week after the August 8 General Election. The damaged ballot box complete with IEBC seals was discovered at Napilin junction by a herder who was heading to Kakuma area. Speaking after the rare discovery, Jubilee Party Chairman for Turkana, James Kuya, said he received a call from a traveler and he   Read More ...
Turkana residents raise queries over abandoned IEBC ballot box
2017-08-16 16:41:59 Residents have raised questions over an IEBC ballot box found abandoned on Wednesday in Napelilim on Kakuma-Lodwar highway.A witness said the box fell out of a speeding lorry heading to Lodwar town.He said it was damaged on the lower part and that ballot papers may have slipped out of the opening.Many questioned why the electoral commission and security agents could not safely handle the item   Read More ...
I will work with Uhuru to develop Turkana, governor Nanok now says
2017-08-16 11:40:46 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   Read More ...
Chebukati reports snags in Turkana and Laikipia, says 40% eligible voters turned out by 2pm
2017-08-08 20:04:23 Voting is yet to begin in 11 polling stations in Turkana county due to bad weather, IEBC reported on Tuesday. The commission also confirmed disruption of voting at three polling stations in Laikipia North. But chairman Wafula Chebukati said the process will go on past 5pm in affected areas, even if this means an extension to Wednesday morning. Chebukati further reported that 40 per cent of registered voters had cast their ballots by 2pm according to 25,000 out of the 40,883 KIEMS gadgets   Read More ...
Voting yet to begin in Turkana centres by afternoon due to bad weather
2017-08-08 16:41:30 Voting was yet to begin in some polling stations in Turkana two hours to the close of the voting exercise that has been taking place countrywide due to adverse weather conditions. According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the areas affected are in Turkana North, West and Central. In the second press briefing at the Bomas of Kenya, the electoral Body’s Chairman Wafula Chebukati however said voting was going on well in the other centres   Read More ...
Voting yet to start in 15 polling stations
2017-08-08 16:07:21 Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairperson Wafula Chebukati says voting is yet to start in 14 polling stations in Turkana and one centre in Wajir. He says heavy rains has affected delivery of materials in Turkana but voting will begin once voting materials are delivered.   Read More ...
Adverse weather conditions affect voting in parts of Turkana - IEBC chaiman's full statement
2017-08-08 15:07:40 During his second briefing of the day, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati listed about 10 polling centers where voting had not started 8 hours after the commencement of the nationwide exercise.   Read More ...
Nanok takes major lead against Munyes – survey
2017-07-29 15:04:47 A day after NASA leader Raila Odinga campaigned in Turkana county, opinion polls have given Governor Josphat Nanok (ODM) a major lead against his rival John Munyes (Jubilee). Nanok (pictured) says he is excited that residents of Turkana will give him a second term. Infotrak opinion polls released on Thursday indicate that Nanok will get more than 77.7 per cent of the votes against 14   Read More ...
NASA whips locals to turn out in large numbers in Turkana
2017-07-28 16:02:42 NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga was in Turkana Thursday whipping locals to turn out in large numbers in the August 8th general election to stamp his victory. Raila who was accompanied by his co-principals repeatedly blamed the government for the escalating prices of basic commodities and called on the Turkana to ensure their vote counts in the polls.   Read More ...
NASA brigade campaigns in Turkana County
2017-07-28 12:08:08 NASA Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga Tuesday called on Turkana residents to come out in large numbers and vote for him during the August 8th elections promising to bring about meaningful change. On a one day campaign tour of the County, Odinga dwelt on relief food to the Turkana Community accusing, Jubilee is using food as a bait for Turkana votes. He said that once elected, his administration will address the problem of food and other essential commodities that have sored beyond the consumers ability   Read More ...
NASA takes vote hunt to Turkana
2017-07-27 22:12:53 Opposition leader Raila Odinga has promised to allocate county governments twenty percent of revenue generated from natural resources within their boundaries under a Nasa government. Odinga was speaking in Turkana during the opposition coalition rallies.   Read More ...
I will sign law granting Turkana 10% oil revenues - Raila Odinga
2017-07-27 21:08:49 NASA presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, says he will sign into law the petroleum bill, if he is elected president. Odinga, who was in Turkana County, on a one day campaign tour, faults the president for not assenting to the law that would have seen the Turkana county government get ten per cent of oil revenue. Andrew Ochieng’ has more.   Read More ...
Raila dangles oil proceeds to woo Turkana, peldges more devolution cash
2017-07-27 17:41:02 NASA leader Raila Odinga has promised Turkana residents oil proceeds if NASA forms the next government. During campaigns on Thursday, Raila accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of refusing to let development take place in the county. "Governor Josphat Nanok amesema mafuta ya huku mpaka itumike ili kusaidia wananchi wa Turkana. Tutamizi hayo." (Nanok has said the oil produced here must help residents   Read More ...
Tuombe Kenya Peace Movement to visit all the 47 counties ahead of the elections
2017-07-18 18:49:29 Deputy President William Ruto's wife, Rachel Ruto took her election peace prayers to Turkana county, where she urged all Kenyans to pray for peace during the elections. The Tuombe Kenya Peace Movement led by Racheal Ruto is expected to visit all the 47 counties ahead of the elections, preaching and praying for peace before, during and after the elections.   Read More ...
Uhuru lures Turkana region, stages robust campaign
2017-07-13 10:07:28 Turkana may have voted for CORD in the 2013 elections, but that has not stopped President Uhuru Kenyatta to stage a robust campaign to claim the lions share in its votes ahead of the August 8 General Elections. Ever since Kenya gained independence in 1964, the region has always been shunned by successive governments until 2013 when the Jubilee administration took over   Read More ...