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Shock as Rigathi Gachagua Declares Some Areas Won’t Produce KDF Recruits in Ruto Govt

by Robert Mwangi
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Deputy President William Ruto’s running mate Rigathi Gachagua has continued to make controversial comments that could cost Kenya Kwanza Alliance the presidency.

A video doing rounds on social media platforms has exposed the Mathira MP in a bad light yet again.

He is heard telling an attentive crowd to vote candidates under the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

He told the meeting that he will only engage MPs allied to his party if the Kenya Kwanza forms the government after the August 9 General Election.

The lawmaker added areas that will vote UDA contestants will have an upper hand in the recruitment of officers to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

“I want to advise you, if you want to benefit from our government, elect UDA contenders. UDA MPs will be coming to my office pick letters so that youths in their constituencies can join the military. If you pick independent candidates, how will they access me? I won’t have any business with them,” he said.

This comes days after he said during an radio interview that the Kenya Kwanza government will regulate big companies like Safaricom and Kenya Airways to grow small businesses.

He noted that it was not prudent to have one firm like Safaricom making huge profits when the government has the power to empower small enterprises.

During the burial of his brother barely two weeks ago, Gachagua also made headlines after suggesting that Ruto should offer food to residents of Nyeri at the Sagana State Lodge should he win the top seat.

Some principals in Kenya Kwanza have complained that the carelessness by the MP could be detrimental in Ruto’s quest for the presidency.

Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and Farmers Party of Kenya (FPK) leader Irungu Nyakera said Gachagua must be stopped before it too late.

“Since he was nominated, he has been making careless remarks. We have compiled all the remarks, and we will be tabling in our meeting with other principals,” Nyakera said.

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