Use Govt Cash to Buy Smart Dresses for Your Wives: Gachagua to Chiefs

  • Deputy President William Ruto and running mate Rigathi Gachagua during a rally in Uthiru on Sunday, June 5, 2022
    Deputy President William Ruto and running mate Rigathi Gachagua during a rally in Uthiru on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
    William Ruto
  • Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate, Rigathi Gachagua, has gone on the offensive accusing Interior Cabinet secretary, Fred Matiang'i, and his Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho, of financing chiefs and sub chiefs to campaign for Azimio La Umoja's Raila Odinga.

    Speaking during a rally in Nyeri on Tuesday, August 2, Gachagua told the administrators to use the money allegedly given to them by Kibicho to improve their wives' sense of fashion.

    He guaranteed them that Kibicho would not find out that they did not use the money for the intended purposes.

    Deputy President William Ruto and Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua in Nyeri on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
    Deputy President William Ruto (right) and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua (left) in Nyeri on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
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    "To our chiefs, please respect the people, politics is not in your job description. The money you are receiving from Kibicho, use it to buy your wives new dresses so that they look smart.

    "Do not be scared because they will take you nowhere. In fact, he and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i will be going home with Uhuru next week," Gachagua told the administrators.

    Deputy President William Ruto's running mate further promised that he would upgrade the work of the chiefs and Nyumba Kumi chairpersons once Kenya Kwanza takes over the government.

    "For the chiefs, their assistants and other administrators, we will ensure that we empower you to make phone calls and that you also have something to eat as you execute your duties to the public," Gachagua added.

    On his part, Ruto asked the people of Mount Kenya to heed President Uhuru Kenyatta's warning to them and avoid voting for Azimio candidate, Raila Odinga.

    "Who told us that this man is a Muguruki? (a mad man) Wasn't it Uhuru? Isn't he the one who told us that he is a Kimundu (a mad man)? Let us listen to what Uhuru told us and send the Kimundu or muguruki home," Ruto stated.

    In an earlier press briefing, Matiang'i dismissed allegations by DP Ruto and his allies that he was meeting chiefs in the area to push the Azimio agenda to the people of Mount Kenya.

    He further dismissed reports that some individuals in the Office of the President were responsible for the leaflets inciting Kenyan communities against each other and that were being circulated in some parts of the country.

    "It seems that a section of our leaders is inoculated against the truth. Some of those claims are outrageous and ridiculous, I am meeting chiefs because they are my colleagues whom we work with. 

    "Even claims that the leaflets were being offered from the Office of the President, we have eight suspects in custody and none of them is an employee of that office," Matiang'i stated.

    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i during the commissioning of the ATPU Coast Headquarters in Mombasa on Wednesday, July 20. 2022.
    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i during the commissioning of the ATPU Coast Headquarters in Mombasa on Wednesday, July 20. 2022.
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