Hon members, please may I take this opportunity to thank you for electing me as the Speaker of County Assembly of Turkana. May I also congratulate Hon members for your election and nomination as members of this Honourable House. This indeed is a privilege for all of us to serve the people of this great House. First and foremost may I take this opportunity to thank you for the trust and confidence that you had in me by electing me as the second Speaker of the County Assembly of Turkana. Thank you.

I would also like to thank the Clerk and staff of the County Assembly for the beautiful arrangement of this occasion, of swearing in Hon members and election of the Speaker. I would like to give you my firm commitment that I will work with all of you from both sides of the House without fear or favour since I am now your Speaker.

I pledge to work very closely with the County Government of Turkana because my understanding of the law and our respective duties is that we are not adversaries but partners in ensuring the development of the people of Turkana County.

May I at this point take this opportunity to congratulate my colleague and friend the Hon. Protus Akuja who had expressed his interest to serve you in the position of Speaker of Turkana County Assembly; I have known Hon Protus Akuja for a long time and he is one of the finest gentlemen that you can ever get. So I hope that we will very soon get an opportunity to tap in to his skill and experience for the progress of this county.