Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro has finally broken his silence over reports of a fallout and his plans to take over from Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua in 2027.
Speaking during a tour in Tana River County on Friday, January 26, Ndindi Nyoro downplayed reports of rivalry with the Second in Command.
Nyoro reaffirmed his unwavering support for DP Gachagua in helping President William Ruto fulfill his campaign pledges.
"We as members of Kenya Kwanza, all of us, have given our President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua total and unconditional support as they lead our nation," he stated.
"When the two are in front, all of us including me, are the foot soldiers for our leaders. Our work is to support them. We are committed because we have a vision and a plan to take the country's economy forward. After all, if Kenya succeeds, everyone else succeeds and that is why we support our leaders," Nyoro added.
The outspoken lawmaker described Gachagua as his close friend thus maintaining that there was no rivalry between them.
However, Nyoro did not boldly reveal his plans regarding joining national politics.
The Kiharu MP has been at the centre of attention with a section of lawmakers from the Mt Kenya region fronting him to be Ruto's running mate in 2027.
The section of leaders rallying against DP Gachagua accused him of failing to address issues facing the region, for instance initiating the much-needed reforms in the coffee and tea sectors.
However, Gachagua dismissed the plans insisting that he would not be distracted by the early campaigns.
Ruto on the other hand, condemned the succession talks, stressing that current leaders should instead focus on fulfilling their promises and commitments to Kenyans.
“Let me ask all leaders that we focus our attention on the delivery of the assignment that was given to us by the people of Kenya,” he said.
“Especially leaders in Kenya Kwanza and UDA, I want to ask them to step down any contestations for whatever positions - present or future - so that we can work.”