Duale defends Uhuru on “acting like President” claims before Supreme Court verdict

President Uhuru Kenyatta during the opening of the 11th Parliament []

Jubilee Party brigade has defended President Uhuru Kenyatta on accusations of “acting as President before Supreme Court ruling” by opposition.

NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi had accused the President on Thursdays of acting and issuing statements indicating he won legitimately.

Mudavadi cited Uhuru’s statements during the swearing-in of Bomet Governor Dr Joyce Laboso as a further confirmation that he declared himself the winner even before Supreme Court ruling on an election petition they have filed.

However, Jubilee politicians led by Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, told off the opposition citing Uhuru is still the Head of State until the next President is sworn-in.

Duale said Uhuru has the power to recall Parliament for its first sitting.

He added that the NASA petition at the Supreme Court challenging Uhuru’s victory on August 8 polls victory does not stop him from recalling the House.

Duale hit out at the opposition for asking their MPs and Senators to boycott next week’s swearing-in.

He said they are serving NASA’s political interests and not the interests of those who elected them to Parliament.

“How can someone who lost advise you to miss your own swearing-in? [It’s] like someone advising you not to attend your own wedding,” charged Duale adding this is a show of “hypocrisy, deception and two faced-ness” for the opposition.

He warned that NASA MPs risk losing their salaries and allowances because they cannot earn them while they have not been sworn-in.

He also told Raila Odinga and his team to accept defeat and allow Jubilee to continue with its work.

By Pharis Kinyua. He’s an online journalist and an author for Jamhuri News