Prof. Anyang Nyong'o
I am deeply honoured and humbled by the solemn dignity I have been accorded by the people of Kisumu. I assure you all, that I shall uphold the highest traditions of this exalted position, and will work for the principles that are sacred to our democratic values. I call upon you, the people of Kisumu County, including the people of cosmopolitan Kisumu City - an inclusive city for all the tribes of Kenya and all the nationalities of the world, to rise above the misery that has befallen us, and come together, determined to build this county for a better future for our children and our children's children.
I would like to thank the Lord God almighty, in whom we live and move and have our being. Without Him the world is but an incomprehensible set up. But with Him the fruits of our labour is blessed, our desires and intentions are made purposeful and our lives most rewarding. He was, is and will always be supreme during elections and on ordinary days. It does not matter how many times we try to cheat him, to hide from him and even to try and "hack" him. When all is said and done, he will finally catch up with us when the Truth catches up with us.