Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders in Turkana County defied the call for mega demonstrations across the country on October 26.

Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok and Turkana Central MP John Lodepe said there will be no demonstrations in Lodwar on Election Day.

Mr Nanok urged residents to maintain peace asking them not to be incited by political leaders to turn against each other.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr (Raila) Odinga should put the country first and negotiate so that there is peace in the country,” said the governor.


He said peaceful demonstrations are allowed in the Constitution but they should be held in other towns and not Lodwar.

The leaders however said they will not participate in the elections.

Mr Lodepe warned that Lodwar could be exposed to looters taking advantage of the protests.

“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,” said the MP.

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