Sonko at DCI of­fice over ‘act­ing Pres­i­dent’ claim

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

Nairobi Se­na­tor Mike Sonko recorded a statement with the po­lice on Sun­day over his re­marks that he was act­ing Pres­i­dent.

On Fri­day, dur­ing the burial of former Kathi­ani MP Wavinya Ndeti’s hus­band in Machakos county, Sonko al­legedly said he was the act­ing Pres­i­dent, as both Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and DP William Ruto were out of the coun­try. Ruto was in Kenya on that day. Sonko was man­dated to read the Pres­i­dent’s speech

He pre­sented him­self at DCI head­quar­ters and spent two hours be­fore leav­ing at 8pm. He de­nied the claims and said he has wit­nesses to sup­port what he meant. The file will be taken to the DPP for ac­tion.

Sonko yes­ter­day said he re­acted to pro­tect the gov­ern­ment, which was un­der at­tack by op­po­si­tion lead­ers. He said Cord lead­ers had painted a bad picture of the Ju­bilee ad­min­is­tra­tion and he could not sit back and let them get away with it.

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