Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok came under fire when he demanded for immunity from criminal prosecution of Governors following the arrest of his Busia counterpart Sospeter Ojaamong. The no nonsense Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji had approved the prosecution of the county boss over alleged abuse of office. A defeated Ojaamong, used to the trappings of power, alongside 9 other county officers spent two agonizing nights at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) police cells as they awaited for the court decision on whether they would be freed on bond. Nanok, who doubles as the Council of Governor (CoG), was miffed by the turn of events stating in part: “the best practice in jurisdictions that are devolved is that the heads of both levels of government have immunity on civil and criminal proceedings while they are in office.”
So does the Turkana Governor condone corruption?
Social media users bashed the CoG chairman and his counterparts for seemingly advocating for corrupt dealings in their respective counties. Josephat Nanok calls for Governors to have the same treatment while in office like the President and suggesting that the Head of State was “using corruption to settle political scores” did not go down well with a majority of Kenyans. The Governor is at the helm of one of the promising counties in the country after the discovery of oil. Question is: will the oil revenue translate to better life for the locals?
Kenya became the first country in the East African region to export oil. The crude oil from Ngamia 8 oil fields in Lokichar, Turkana East has been hit by hurdles even before it really took off. What was agreed, or so the powers that be thought, was that the government would remain with the lion share of the revenues at 75 percent, while the county and the community where the oil fields are would take bag 25 percent and 5 percent of the remainder. Wrong assumption. Locals are demanding for much more. MPs James Lomenen (Turkana South) and Mohamed Ali (MP Turkana East) said oil will only leave the county when locals are assured of jobs and security in the county. Nanok has remained tight lip as the war of words between the Government and Turkana counties gains steam.
So how much is Josphat Nanok worth
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Governors earns kes924,000 per month in salary.
Properties he owns
The Governor has not been implicated in any financial impropriety and we can therefore assume he acquired his wealth legitimately.
The Cradle Tented Camp
A social media user disclosed that the Cradle Tented Camp campaign belongs to Josphat Nanok during the #WeKnowYourSalary campaign.
Nanok Net worth
Josephat Nanok net worth is estimated at just of kes150 million. Next
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