‘Kenya is s**ble, secure’ – Gachagua a*sures diaspora c*mmunity

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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua during a meeting with various government officials on February 22, 2024. PHOTO/Rigathi Gachagua(@rigathi)/X

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday assured the diaspora community in Rwanda that the country is stable.

Addressing the community at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda on Sunday, the DP said the country was on the right trajectory in terms of economic development, and that the political temperatures had stabilised.

The country's second-in-command hailed the Kenya Kwanza administration saying it is an open government that allows citizens to speak freely and criticise so long as they did not cause harm to fellow citizens.

"Kenya is great again, first and foremost we have political stability, everybody is now busy, politics are down, there is no maandamano and we are back to the right trajectory in terms of economic development. That is political stability, again in Kenya now there is political tolerance,

"Everybody is allowed to say what they want, criticise the president, the deputy president and even say we have not gone to school. Say whatever you want to say, but don't break the law and respect the rights of others, again there is transparency and accountability, ours is an open government, we are an open book. Our Cabinet Secretaries go to parliament every week to answer questions about what they are doing in their ministries and they have taken tasks from members of the national assembly and senate and the president answers all the questions. Our government is ready to be oversighted, corrected, and to be criticized," he said.

Earlier, the DP emphasized the importance of intermarriages among Africans to boost regional integration.

“The president has created a visa-free regime, especially for this continent. We are one people, sharing a common history. When Rwandans marry Kenyans and vice versa, it enriches our collective heritage,” he said during an address.

"These unions represent more than just personal relationships; they facilitate the exchange of skills and knowledge crucial for our social, economic, and cultural advancement."

DP Gachagua left Kenya for Rwanda to represent President William Ruto at the 30th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

He was seen off by Chief of Defence Forces Francis Ogolla.

The DP was accompanied by by Diaspora Principal Secretary (PS) Roseline Njogu, Members of Parliament (MPs) Patrick Munene (Igamba Ngombe), Julius Rutto (Kesses), Parashina Samuel (Kajiado South), John Kaguchia (Mukurwe-ini), Benjamin Langat (Ainamoi), Agnes Pareiyo (Narok North).

Others present included; Deputy Majority Leader Owen Mbaya (Kilifi North), Gatanga MP, Edward Muriu, and Nominated Senator Veronicah Maina. and two university student leaders; Justise Badali, the president of Muranga University of Technology and Pwani University president Ngugi Mwaura.

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