Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok now says he will work with President Kenyatta for the benefit of his constituents.
Speaking during Jamhuri Day celebrations on Tuesday, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Governor said he will recognise Kenyatta as the duly elected president, noting that another head of state can only be elected in the next general elections
"Kenya has one President who was elected by Kenyans," he said, concerning Uhuru Kenyatta who was sworn-in as president two weeks ago.
However, this is in contrary to his party leader Raila Odinga, who has insisted that Kenyatta is an illegitimately elected President as the elections were a "sham". Odinga has vowed not to recognise Uhuru as president.
Nanok was speaking during Jamhuri Day celebrations held at Moi Gardens grounds in Lodwar town.
"Turkana MPs failed to work with the government to save our people from shortage of water and food and for the sake of development and drought mitigation. I have to work with the government to achieve development," he added.
Nanok, who also doubles up as Council of Governors (COG) chairman also pledged to lead all the 47 governors in uniting the country.
“Last week, we formed a committee of 10 Governors which I will chair. Its agenda is to unite the country by bringing all stakeholders on board," he said.