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Gachagua asked leaders in Central Kenya to remain united for the purpose of their interests. 

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has told off ODM leader Raila Odinga over the demand that the four IEBC commissioners who opposed results announced by former IEBC commissioner Wafula Chebukati should be reinstated.

Gachagua on Saturday said the four cannot get back to the office since they voluntarily left their jobs.

Those who resigned from office are Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang'aya. Commissioner Irene Masit was removed from office following a recommendation of a tribunal.

"We cannot reinstate people who resigned from office willingly," he said.

He was speaking at Wanjohi in Nyandarua County where he presented relief support to residents displaced by heavy rains and flash floods.

Gachagua said the Government will not allow the opposition leaders to destroy public and private property during their misguided protests.

Gachagua also rubbished allegations by the opposition leaders that their presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, was rigged in last year's race for State House.

The Four IEBC Commissioners who left office. PHOTO | FILE

He asked Odinga to retire from politics.

"How come he is the only presidential candidate who claims to have been rigged? It is the fifth time now he is claiming rigging. They (opposition leaders) should wait for the 2027 elections and vie again," said the Deputy President in Kipipiri Constituency, Nyandarus County.

Gachagua was accompanied by local leaders led by Governor Kiarie Badilisha, Woman Rep. Faith Gitau, Kipipiri MP Wanjiku Muhia, and Ministry of Lands Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Kimani Ngunjiri.

Others were MPs Njuguna Kiaraho (Ol Kalou), Michael Muchira (Ol Jororok) and Kwenya Thuku (Kinangop) together with members of Nyandarua county assembly and National Government Administration Officers.

Gachagua asked leaders in Central Kenya to remain united for the purpose of their interests.