Nyeri residents elated after Gachagua fulfils promise of rice, beef stew

Sunday, August 6th, 2023 13:13 | By

Nyeri residents were left elated after being treated to a scrumptious meal of meat and rice at the Sagana State Lodge on Sunday morning before attending the Interdenominational prayers.

The residents say that it is a dream come true and a fulfilled promise by deputy president Rigathi Gachagua who promised them that the State House doors will be opened for them once the Kenya Kwanza ascended to power.

"We are so happy that we have been given this kind of treat on President Ruto's first visit to Sagana State Lodge. We have been treated to a heavy meal of mchele na nyama before the beginning of today's Sunday service. We have never witnessed something like this," Peter Kiromo a resident of Konyu village in Mathira said.

Residents line up for rice and beef stew. PHOTO/Loise Wambugu

Another resident said that they were received at the State Lodge warmly by the security officers manning the entrances and before settling for the service they were directed to the serving area where they first had the meal.

"We are happy that our deputy president's promise that the State Lodge's doors will be wide open for us has come to pass and we are even getting a second plate. We are eating to our satisfaction and for this, we are indeed grateful," Mwai wa Ihatu, a resident said.

Plate of rice and beef stew handed to residents. PHOTO/Loise Wambugu

They, however, said that they are not only happy because of mchele nyama but also because serious decisions that will be made concerning the development of the region will be discussed.

"It is not only about food that is making us rejoice, even in the bible Jesus used to feed the congregation before preaching to it. So whatever is happening is Biblical and the visit is not only about mchele na nyama but serious matters concerning us the people of the Central region will be discussed," he said.

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