The plan was to replace Ruto with Gideon Moi in Uhuru govt – Gachagua
UDA presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua has sensationally claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta wanted to replace his deputy William Ruto with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.
Speaking during the running mate presidential debate at the Catholic University auditorium on July 19, 2022, Gachagua strongly criticised Uhuru while talking about the rift between the President and Ruto.
He claimed that the differences between Uhuru and Ruto were caused by an inferiority complex on the part of the head of state.
"And by the way, the situation between President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto has not been brought because of ideological differences. It has been brought about because of inferiority complex.
"People must allow strong leaders to prevail and you shouldn't have a problem when your deputy is strong and sharp and focused. You should just be able to accommodate him and use that as a strength to serve the people of Kenya," Gachagua said.
The UDA running mate stressed that Ruto did the right thing not to resign, claiming that it's not an honourable thing to be a quitter.
"I don't think it's honourable to be a quitter. I think you must fight from within and pursue what you intended to do. You cannot be a quitter. You must fight on," he said.
Gachagua says Uhuru wanted to replace Ruto with Gideon Moi
He further claimed that President Kenyatta has been frustrating his deputy Ruto with the intention of pushing him out of government and replacing him with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.
"If it was the previous constitution, William Ruto would have been sacked a long time ago and replaced with Gideon Moi. And that was the plan.
"The plan was to provoke him, intimidate him, humiliate him, persecute him and his friends and his allies so that he could quit the government and allow President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint somebody from a family that they share the same issues and the same values.
"But because William Ruto was elected, he was able to hold onto his position and he continued serving," Gachagua asserted.