We want fair and honest use of Turkana oil earnings, Raila’s party bursts Uhuru

We want fair and honest use of Turkana oil earnings, Raila’s party bursts Uhuru
  • ODM has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to mind his language, temper and anger when responding to grievances of the Kenyan people.
  • Even worse, the party says often, the President completely loses his mind and ventures into either personal attacks or denigrating comments.
  • The people of Turkana have legitimate expectations that their leaders must represent their grievances to the powers that be
  • ODM stands in solidarity with H.E Gov. Josephat Nanok and the leaders of Turkana people demanding a fair share of the oil revenue.
  • The people of Turkana stand firmly with H.E Governor Josephat Nanok in rejecting intimidation, foul language and cheap anger.
  • The party said it stands with the people of Turkana in demanding that oil proceeds be used equitably and fairly, to develop the region.
  • ODM rejects tactics that are meant to intimidate and silence peoples and their leaders from raising legitimate concerns. 

 Raila Odinga’s party Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has chided President Uhuru Kenyatta’s acrimonious confrontation with Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok over oil proceeds.

In a series tweets on Thursday, the party said it had reviewed the clip of the altercation between the two leaders saying that ‘ODM is disturbed by what is increasingly becoming a habit of the president to pick feuds with certain county leaders.

It said the people of Turkana have legitimate expectations that their leaders must represent their grievances to the powers that be.

“What was a fair challenge to the President to state his stand on #TurkanaOil fast degenerated into unacceptable angry outbursts,” read part of the serialised tweets.

“Whether by design or not; it’s unacceptable that national government leaders respond to questions of accountability by anger and outrage,” the party dared,

Happening in an election year, ODM said it does not augur well for peace and cohesion and it had to stop.

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The party reiterated that the people of Turkana stand firmly with H.E Governor Josephat Nanok in rejecting intimidation, foul language and cheap anger.

“The Party stands with the people of Turkana in demanding that Turkana oil proceeds be used equitably and fairly, to develop the region,” it reckoned.

“We stand in solidarity with H.E Gov. Josephat Nanok and the leaders of Turkana people in demanding a fair share of the oil revenue,” the part held.

Last year, Governor Nanok already rejected ‘punitive and exploitative’ legislation that denies Turkana people equitable share of oil revenue.

READ MORE: More oil wells discovered in Turkana

In his tour to Turkana County yesterday, Uhuru Kenyatta criticised Governor Josephat Nanok saying his county was a shameful example of poor service delivery to Kenyans.

Uhuru noted that the county received a sum equal to the total amount sent to Kiambu and Uasin Gishu counties.

“Turkana deserves to develop at the same pace as other counties and its residents have a right to receive efficient and effective services to the devolved unit,” the president told Lodwar town residents.

However, the opposition party has scoffed President Uhuru Kenyatta and his administration saying it rejects tactics that are meant to intimidate and silence peoples and their leaders from raising legitimate concerns

“ODM calls on the President to mind his language, and temper his anger when responding to grievances of the Kenyan people,” Odinga’s party noted.

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