West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has reiterated the need for the three arms of government to complement each other and work together to execute their functions to help develop the country.
Speaking during the launch of the new Murkwijit Market, Lonyangapuo said that the Legislature, Judiciary and Executive should interact with one another through checks and balances to promote better governance and to show each other respect, “A country is more important than an individual and each arm should accord the other respect,” he said.
The Governor asked the opposition to give the government time to
“The Government should be given room to improve lives of Kenyans and President Uhuru Kenyatta should be given time to deliver the promises he made during the campaigns,” said Lonyangapuo.
He urged the opposition to support the government and wait until 2022 for another chance to challenge and said the opposition leaders should conform to the reality that Uhuru Kenyatta is the President and William Ruto is the Deputy. “Those who are after 2022 seats should go back to the drawing board and come when the time is right,” he said.
The West Pokot Governor called for peace in the country and asked religious leaders to pray for the nation.
He called on Kenyans to embrace peace and unity and engage in developing the nation instead of wasting time politicking. “We want peace to prevail in the country and we don’t want to remain in a political mood,” he said.
Lonyangapuo said that County governments are busy engaging in development activities and have no time for politics. “We are busy trying to solve conflicts among the warring communities and we don’t want to hear about politics at the moment,” he said.
He further urged area residents to engage in businesses to help spur development in the area. “We want to change the image of the County. We are giving out loans called Mikopo Mashinani to empower locals,” he said.