January 23, 2018

NASA MP Onyonka says he recognizes Uhuru as the legitimate President

Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka. [www.the-star.co.ke]

A NASA MP has publicly announced that he recognizes Uhuru Kenyatta as the legitimate and duly elected President of Kenya.

Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka (Ford Kenya) has openly defied the stand by his coalition which insists Uhuru is an “illegitimate” President.

Rais wa Kenya ni Uhuru. Ukiangalia kisheria aliapishwa akapewa instruments of power. Yeye ndiye president wa Kenya,” he said as quoted by the Star.

It loosely translates to in English: “Uhuru is the president of Kenya having been sworn in and given the instruments of power.”

The MP while speaking at Parliament buildings on Tuesday said he has had no doubts about Uhuru’s legitimacy in office but the electoral process.

“As an MP, I have issues with the way the election was handled but I can’t say Uhuru is not Kenya’s leader. I have no problem since he was sworn in,” added the legislator.

“Let us not say we will not look at the issues that emerged during the electioneering period.”

He said he has no problem with NASA’s choice to swear-in Raila Odinga on January 30; but the fact remains he acknowledges Uhuru’s presidency.

“I have no problem with NASA’s swearing in plan but I know Uhuru remains the president of the Republic of Kenya,” said he.

Drawing reference to a statement made in the House by Leader of Minority John Mbadi where he said he does not recognize Uhuru as President, Onyonka said that was his personal opinion but his constituents also recognize him.

“What Mbadi said is his personal opinion. As for me and my constituents, Uhuru is our leader.”

NASA leaders led by Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka have dismissed the October 26 repeat presidential elections as a sham.

They have severally said they cannot recognize Uhuru as the President because the repeat polls were a “charade” and a “sham”.

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