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Rigathi Gachagua reminds Uhuru of ‘mwenda wazimu’ tag as UDA politicians attack Raila

By , People Daily Digital
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 19:21 | < 1 min read
President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga. Photo/File

Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to be fully responsible should Raila Odinga's presidency destabilise the country.

Speaking in Nakuru County on Saturday, October 2, Gachagua accused Uhuru of backtracking on his word claiming that the President cautioned the country against an Odinga presidency during his 2012 campaigns for the presidency.

"It is the President who told us that the only problem facing Kenya is Raila Odinga. It is him who told us that Raila is a mad man," Gachagua said.

The MP further said that President Uhuru can not backtrack on his utterances.

"It is the right of the president to change his mind but if Raila was healed, then Uhuru should direct us to the hospital where Raila was taken so that we can also take other madmen and women there," Gachagua said.

In his address, Deputy President William Ruto castigated the handshake, stating that Raila's entry into the Jubilee administration slowed down the development agenda in the country.

"We had invested a lot in the youth, farmers and the agricultural sector in this country but those who visited us and joined this government brought us trouble," Ruto said.

Ruto described the BBI process as the most fraudulent and deceitful assignment ever undertaken by any Kenyan administration.

"They are now lying to us that some counties are underfunded and that BBI can solve this problem. Please, let us not lie to Kenyans. The 2010 constitution allows for the allocation of more than 15 per cent of budgetary allocation to the devolved units," Ruto said.

Collins Osanya is a multimedia journalist, communications specialist, and creative writer.

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