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Gachagua urged Uhuru to vote for him instead if he does not like Ruto. 

Mathira MP and Deputy President William Ruto's running mate Rigathi Gachagua has made a passionate appeal to his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the August polls. 

Speaking on Saturday, June 18 during Kenya Kwanza's rally at Ndumberi stadium in Kiambu county, Rigathi Gachagua toned down and urged the head of state to reconsider his stand and support for William Ruto.

According to Gachagua, Ruto has remained loyal and supported Uhuru for a long time from 2002 to 2017, hence the head of state should reconsider supporting his 'loyalist' in 2022.

"When you see our president here, kindly tell him to be a gentleman and reconsider his stand on Ruto. The DP voted for him in 2002, 2013, and 2017. Uhuru should be a gentleman and reciprocate by voting Ruto this time round," he stated.

Rigathi Gachagua while addressing residents of Kiambu at Ndumberi stadium on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy

The Mathira legislator also went ahead to challenge Uhuru saying he is one of his longest-serving Personal Assistants and that he (Uhuru) should look at their candidature (Ruto-Gachagua) from a broader picture and support them.

Gachagua recounted how he carried Uhuru's bags when he was the PA and that such kind gestures should be rewarded by the head of state. He asked Uhuru to look at their candidature from Gachagua's point of view and 'vote for him'

"It could be that Uhuru does not want to vote for Ruto because his father is not well known or comes from our community but I want to ask him to vote for me because I was his loyal Personal Assistant. I have carried his bags around for a long time and I have voted him in all through, he should consider that and give me his vote," stated Gachagua.

The Kenya Kwanza leaders pitched camp in Kiambu county on Saturday as they look forward to wrestling the region away from Raila's reach.

Raila Odinga seems to have received a major boost in the region after picking Martha Karua as his running mate in May.