Uhuru weighs in on Sonko’s ‘acting president’ remark -VIDEO
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday morning sought to put to rest the storm kicked off by Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, who claimed that he was the acting president last weekend.
President Kenyatta, who was speaking during the State House summit on the fight against corruption, said: “Don’t bother about what people say at funerals and weddings and all these other issues, I have only on one occasion left the office of the presidency. Whether am in Togo, I’m still President of the Republic of Kenya.
“Only once, when some people took me to some funny court (ICC) out there and I signed some piece of paper leaving my deputy to act as president.
“Any other occasion, wacha media waseme vile wanataka kusema. Don’t be bothered about small things…. So this is the president speaking.”
Sonko had on Friday declared himself “acting president of the Republic of Kenya” at the burial of former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti’s husband.
“President Uhuru is in Togo; Deputy President William Ruto is in France. I am number three in command, politically, influence-wise and socially. I am now the acting president of the Republic of Kenya,” he told mourners.
On Monday, the controversial senator was questioned by police and recorded a statement. Inspector general of police said the file would soon be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko for action.