President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning forgiven a Kisii Member of the County Assembly who claimed he smokes bhang.
“I forgive you. Let by-gones, be by gones,” the President told the MCA, according to a Facebook post by State House Digital Communications Director Dennis Itumbi.
Kiogoro Ward representative Samuel Aboko Onkwani had told a public gathering, “Those close to President Uhuru Kenyatta should advise him to stop smoking bhang.”
He had been charged in court.
President Uhuru spoke while hosting Kisii and Nyamira MCAs ahead of a planned four-day tour of the region.
The MCAs’ visit comes hot on the heels of that by MPs from Kisii county, who visited the President to seek his help in implementing various projects.
The visit by the MPs, who were led by Senator Chris Obure, has elicited sharp reactions from ODM supporters.
The protesters held demonstrations in Kisii on Monday, accusing the group, which also includes former Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution chairman Charles Nyachae, of seeking to sell them to Jubilee.
Obure has, however, rejected their mission is political, saying they are only interested in development.
The leaders have been championing Gusii unity and have hinted at forming a single party so as to enhance their bargaining power ahead of the next elections.