August 9

We’ll beat Azimio hands down in case of repeat election – Gachagua

Thursday, August 25th, 2022 17:18 | By
Newlife Bishop Paul Wanjohi praying for Deputy President-elect Rigathi Gachagua during the swearing in on Mutahi Kahiga as Nyeri Governor. PHOTO/Loise Wambugu

Deputy President-elect Rigathi Gachagua has cautioned Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga against causing mayhem in case he loses the presidential petition that he has filed in the Supreme Court challenging William Ruto's victory in the August 9 general election.

Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, Gachagua expressed confidence that the petition will not sail through because they won "fairly".

He, however, said in case their win is nullified, they will beat Azimio la Umoja coalition hands down.

"We will beat Azimio hands down in case of a repeat election. We want to tell Raila Odinga that if the petition they filed in court is dismissed, he should not cause mayhem.

"He should not ask for a handshake or go to the streets. He should retire in peace," Gachagua said.

Gachagua pledges to Mount Kenya

Gachagua also assured Mount Kenya residents that they will have a big stake in the Kenya Kwanza government because they contributed 47 per cent of the votes.

"I want to assure you that you will be part of this government because you contributed 47 per cent of our votes. I have been greatly honoured because of your deeds and I promise not to let you down," he said.

Governor Mutahi Kahiga deep in prayer during his swearing-in ceremony. PHOTO/Loise Wambugu

Gachagua said they will form an inclusive government and urged all elected leaders to join hands and work together.

"I want to call upon all the leaders including those who were not our supporters to join hands as we move forward," Gachagua said.

On his part, Governor Kahiga said he will put more emphasis on improving health and agriculture.

"With the incoming administration of Kenya Kwanza, we will slay the behemoth called Kemsa that bedeviled the health sector to allow counties to manage health without bottlenecks from the centre," he said.

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