A National Super Alliance (NASA) Member of Parliament says he recognizes Uhuru Kenyatta as President of the republic of Kenya.
Addressing the media on Tuesday, Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka, who was elected on a Ford Kenya party ticket, rubbished the planned inauguration of Opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people’s president", saying Kenyatta is country's legal leader.
“The President of Kenya is Uhuru Kenyatta. Uhuru Kenyatta was legally sworn in as president and handed the instruments of power. He is the one in charge of the police, military, public funds and the entire country,” said the MP, who re-joined Nasa after briefly decamping to Jubilee before 2017 General Election.
“As an MP from Ford-Kenya, which is in NASA, I a have a problem with how the last election was conducted but I cannot say that I don’t recognise Uhuru as the president since he was sworn in.”
The Ford-Kenya deputy party leader said he does not support Odinga's swearing in. “While NASA says they would like to swear in Raila Odinga to be the people’s president, I have no problem with that but personally I know the country’s president is Uhuru Kenyatta,” said Onyonka.
He was speaking during a press briefing called by Kisii leaders to thank President Kenyatta for re-appointing Dr. Fred Matiang’i to the Cabinet.