Fresh Details Emerges As To Why DP Ruto Chose Rigathi Gachagua as His Possible Running Mate
Following his selection by DP William Ruto, details have emerged as to why he considered him as the move left many surprised.
It’s reportedly that MP Rigathi Gachagua has the ability and skills to mobilize people and as well convincing them.
Rigathi Gachagua has the unwavering loyalty and as well as oratory skills. He’s a close ally to DP Ruto despite of critics and intimidation from political opponents.
During DP Ruto tour in the Mount Kenya region, he hinted at picking his long-time ally and Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate as the country heads to the 2022 polls.
While addressing Nyeri residents, Ruto asked the residents to allow Gachagua to accompany him in his quest of seeking national votes.
The DP went ahead to request the residents to protect the legislator’s seat even as they partner with the billionaire MP to seek votes across the country.
“You have given me kande ya wera (Gachagua) to help me to seek the national votes and you will protect his seat here at home. Should I take him to help me?” the DP posed.
This is was the first time the DP had hinted at a candidate from the vote-rich region after speculation of other preferential candidates such as Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Narc Kenya Party Leader Martha Karua.
Gachagua has been a vocal Ruto supporter in the region since the DP fell out with President Uhuru Kenyatta after the reelection.
The first time legislator’s support for the DP has seen him getting into the hands of law enforcers on several accounts. Consequently, members of the DP’s camp accused the government of frustrating the legislator because of his stance to support the DP.
The Mathira legislator has also openly differed with other Ruto allies who have opposed the DP’s stance on forming alliances with the other parties. One of the Mt Kenya allies who have faced criticism from the Mathira MP include Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
“Moses Kuria is a friend of the Deputy President. If he has conditions like those ones, then he is able to walk to his office and discuss with him. But on our side, we have no such conditions. Our issues with the DP is economy, economy, economy and nothing else,” Gachagua criticised Kuria.