SECTIONS

By BEAUTTAH OMANGA

Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister Richard Onyonka has denied media reports that he called the Kibaki regime dictatorial.

He said the current Government was not dictatorial and its achievements spoke for itself. Mr Onyonka said he has never viewed his administration as dictatorial.

"I wish to state categorically that I did not utter the words attributed to me. My relationship with the President and Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been positive. At all times during my tenure as assistant minister, I have been free to express my opinion on national issues to the principals," he said.

"I have worked very well with the President and I find him to be an open-minded, respectable, and an engaging individual," he added.

He termed the war of words being waged by certain individuals on the PM as ‘unfortunate’, and said it was in bad taste and a diversion from matters of national interest.

"I find it dishonest, hypocritical and repugnant for anyone to cast aspersions on any of the principals by trying to create factions within the coalition leadership. Having been elected to represent the people of Kitutu Chache on a PDP ticket, I am neither ODM nor PNU, and I therefore reject the scheme to project me as a player in factional feuding," he said in a statement.