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Gachagua outlines what he wants Ruto to copy from ex-president Moi

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 22:04 | By
Kenya Kwanza running mate Rigathi Gachagua. PHOTO/Courtesy
Kenya Kwanza running mate Rigathi Gachagua. PHOTO/Courtesy

Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, who now doubles up as the running mate of Deputy President William Ruto, has urged the Kenya Kwanza flagbearer to borrow a leaf from the late ex-President Daniel Moi.

Speaking during the funeral service of his brother James Gachagua, the vocal lawmaker opined that Ruto should pick a vital lesson from Kenya's second president upon his ascendancy to power.

Gachagua stated that unlike his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto should fashion himself as a hospitable Head of State who dines with his people.

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The Deputy President-designate, should Kenya Kwanza form the next government, was reporting to Ruto the sentiments of his constituents. The legislator stated that his constituents wish that upon his assumption of power, Ruto should open for them the doors of the Sagana State Lodge that is located within the constituency.

"Wamesema watapigia Ruto kura lakini hawataki kuja Nairobi ukiapishwa. Wanataka wafunguliwe State lodge wawekewe screen na TV. Kamati imeshatengenezwa. Ng’ombe 35 zitachinjwa, mbuzi, mchele na soda hata wameweka mtu wa vote of thanks tayari," he said.

He alleged that during the Uhuru's tenure wananchi have been denied access to the State Lodge, which is a famous meeting point for President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mt Kenya leaders.

The lawmaker further narrated how ex-President Daniel Moi operated the State Lodge differently. He claimed that during Moi's era, the Sagana lodge used to be open to the residents and that the late Head of State would host locals with utmost hospitability.

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