Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka has said he recognises Uhuru Kenyatta as the legitimate president of Kenya.
The MP, who was elected under NASA’s Ford Kenya party, said the president was legally in office, differing with his coalition’s stance on the matter.
“Rais wa Kenya ni Uhuru. Ukiangalia kisheria aliapishwa akapewa instruments of power. Yeye ndiye president wa Kenya,” he said.
(Uhuru is the president of Kenya having been sworn in and given the instruments of power)
At Parliament buildings on Tuesday, ONyonka said his issues concerned the election process, not Uhuru, who was inaugurated last November.
“Mimi kama mbunge ninatashwishi vile kura zilipigwa lakini sisemi kuwa Uhuru sio kiongozi wa Kenya. Mimi sina shida kwa sababu aliapishwa,” he said.
(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)
“Lakini tusije tukasema hatuwezi kuanagalia zile shida zilitokea siku za kupiga kura.”
(Let us not say we will not look at the issues that emerged during the electioneering period)