I am appalled by news from a section of the press meant to tarnish my name following my obligated duty officially mandated by the office of the President to read his message conveyed to the family and friends of the the late Henry Odwale, husband to hon Wavinya Ndeti.
During the funeral ceremony attended by leaders affiliated to both political divides, I received orders from the Office of the President to read the presidential speech who was on official duty in Togo while his able deputy William Ruto was enroute from France in the same capacity.
Upon receiving the presidential release, 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 disrepct to the Presidency as the walked out during my time.
I hereby clarify that my utterances were altered in the edited clip to depict my social, political and influence based position as challenging presidency. I uphold my sworn oath to respect the Presidency and urge my fellow political leaders, regardless of their divide, to respect the same.
Based on the unreleased footage, it is evident that the allegations were drawn to delineate my character and tarnish my name based on my political inclination. This was further fuelled by the seemingly bitter rivalry between my party JAP and the wrangling CORD detach which was ably represented.
I hereby decline to withdraw my statement based on my innocent comments, honesty and loyalty to the CIC hon Uhuru M Kenyatta, our able and serving president. Following the allegations, I was bowled over by the declaration by our DPP, my friend Keriako Tobiko, to investigate and question me.
I am saddened by the fact that DPP Tobiko reacted on this issue that was propelled by dubious claims which his office ought to have thoroughly investigated. It’s a shame that the DPP would be influenced to act on such claims. It’s an act of incompetency. We will release the acquired footage for national transparency.
Finally, on behalf of the president, his deputy, the people of Nairobi myself and family wish my condolences to the family and friends of hon Wavinya Ndeti. I pray that the almighty God whom I serve, to grant them strength at this time. To all leaders, let us practice policy driven politics and work to unite all Kenyans under our President Uhuru m Kenyatta.