Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has hit out at CORD leader Raila Odinga following the drama that unfolded at the burial of former MP Wavinya Ndeti’s husband on Friday in Machakos County.
At the burial, Sonko caused a spectacle after he declared himself acting Head of State since President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were out of the country – a move that sparked public outrage and even compelled Opposition leaders at the event including Odinga to walk out.
The flamboyant Senator now claims it was a show of cowardice and disrespect for the Presidency, for Odinga to leave the event while he (Sonko) was addressing mourners.
“I acted in my capacity as the Presidential representative to read to the leaders, family members and residents in attendance the President’s speech. This seemed to rub the opposition leaders, to whom I duly respect, the wrong way. A clear act of cowardice and disrespect to the Presidency as they walked out during my time,” Sonko stated.
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