Editor's Review

For the support we gave Ruto, please respect us in Mt Kenya - Gachagua. 

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has, for the first time, addressed the simmering jitters in the top leadership of the ruling Kenya Kwanza coalition. 

Speaking at a fundraiser in Kesses, Uasin Gishu county, on Saturday, May 25, Gachagua blamed a section of leaders from Rift Valley for striving to interfere with the politics of Mt Kenya. 

Gachagua implied that President William Ruto's relationship with the Mt Kenya electorate was close to collapse due to the moves by the leaders he did not mention.

"For the support we gave Ruto, please respect us in Mt Kenya. That is all we are asking for. Leave us alone to manage our things. Plan your own, and let's meet in the field. The mountain is now unsettled and feeling bad because a few people from here (Rift Valley) are trying to interfere with the leadership from Mt Kenya region," said Gachagua.

He called on the leaders to focus on assisting Ruto to deliver on his mandate instead of succession politics. 

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

Gachagua pointed out that it was wrong for elected members allied to the government to waste time moving from one county to another politicking instead of serving those who elected them and helping implement the Kenya Kwanza Administration’s agenda. 

Gachagua said political tourism is causing the lawmakers to lose focus. 

“I urge the MPs to stay in their Constituency and serve their people. The habit of political tourism must stop. This is what is giving us trouble,” he said at the event held at Seiyo Secondary School in the Constituency. 

The DP also said his resolve to support the President is firm and will not be shaken.

“We said we would support the President fully. We support the President 100%. We will be behind the President because we have a 10-year debt. And we will pay the debt. We are working well with the President,” he said. 

“As I lead as Deputy President together with Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, senators, MPs, our focus should only be to help the President succeed. Period. Everything else can wait. 2032 succession politics must stop,” he added.