Editor's Review

This is not the time to talk about succession - DP Gachagua. 

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua led over 115 MPs to Murang'a county for a funds drive, where he called for unity of Mt Kenya region pledging to mentor young political leaders.

Speaking on Saturday, February 10, Gachagua cautioned youthful political leaders against engaging in divisive and succession politics barely two years after they were elected into office. 

"Let us be united. This is not the time to talk about succession. It is insensitive to talk about succession slightly over one year after the elections. We should first work and focus on helping President William Ruto achieve his mission to transform this country.

"The President and I will continue mentoring and nurturing youth leaders. We will nurture leaders carefully and intelligently. By the time we leave office, we will have prepared enough leaders. Let us not divide Kenyans," said the Deputy President.

The fundraiser was in support of Sabina Chege Foundation, an organization that supports children from vulnerable families pursuing their education.

DP Gachagua in Murang'a County. 

He also asked the leaders to shun intra-county politics and focus on socioeconomic development describing that form of politics as retrogressive.

"Some people get excited and start engaging the people with trivialities and in the process cause divisions. We must have a vision and work on it, but also be careful. Divisive politics brought us problems in the past. We have a responsibility to help the President in keeping our backyard in order. I appeal to the leaders, please let us do everything to unite our people. Our unity is our relevance in national political discourse," Gachagua stated. 

The leaders, drawn from different parts of the country, accompanied the Deputy President for the fundsdrive event held at Bishop Gatimu Kinyona Girls School, Kigumo Murang'a county.  

Leaders accompanying the Deputy President said they support him and his mission to unite the Mt Kenya region. 

"We offer the President and his Deputy unconditional support as they serve Kenyans. To the Deputy President, we offer you support and pray that you succeed in the tea, coffee, and milk agricultural sub-sector reforms. We love you and support you as our leaders," remarked Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.