Dp Gachagua has hit out at government officials responding to him in public, adding that he won’t be reluctant, to tell the truth.
Deputy President, Rigathi Gachagua has addressed the recent development of the heads of government agencies publicly correcting him over his remarks on running the government.
Speaking on Sunday, October 9, during a thanksgiving service in Uasin Gishu County, Gachagua said he will not be reluctant on telling the people the truth,” which upset the officials, as long as the criticism is supported by evidence to refute his statements.
“I am urging those leaders who worked with Uhuru Kenyatta’s government, you had better get used to the DP because I will always speak the truth.
“Now some of them want to argue with us when we say that the institution is on its knees yet it is in the public domain. When we say so, you oppose that it has not, yet you are the chairman, then tell us why,” he reiterated.
Gachagua remained unapologetic about the remarks he made about officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the National Police Service and how they should handle cases involving elected leaders.
“The issue of imposing cases on Kenyans because of politics has come to an end, that is the truth. That is a misuse of the police service.
“I spoke with the Commissioners and we don’t blame them. You must respect governors and MPs, and in any case, if you do not agree with the governor, he or she will be transferred, but you will,” Gachagua remarked.
Gachagua and the governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Patrick Njoroge, had differed over what was allegedly an attempt by the previous administration to control the nation’s foreign exchange reserves.
In addition, on October 5, the head of Ag DCI, Hamisi Massa, denied rumors that he had retaliated against the DP for saying that the directorate should be run professionally rather than with drama.