Gachagua goes bare knuckle on Uhuru Kenyatta moment after being sworn in as the Deputy President of Kenya
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua launched a scathing attack on Uhuru Kenyatta during his inaugural speech as the second in command after taking the oath of office on Tuesday, September 13.
Gachagua charged that the outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta turned over power as the nation’s economy was in freefall.
He claimed that the Uhuru administration had left the nation with a bloated economy that President William Ruto’s administration would find difficult to recover.
“The truth of the matter is that we have inherited a dilapidated economy which almost facing shut down. we have a huge task to liberate this country and bring it back to where Kibaki left it,” he stated.
“We have talked to the treasury, and the coffers are empty. We will have to start from scratch,” he stated.
Gachagua also accused the Uhuru administration with inciting intimidation against Kenya Kwanza-affiliated leaders.
However, he gave Kenyans assurances that Ruto’s administration would defend the law without resorting to coercion or threats.
Gachagua declared, “Today is a great day. Kenya is now a democratic country. It has become illegal to be friends with William Ruto. You are at last free.
He promised to carry out his duties as the second in command and aid President Ruto in keeping the promises he made to the Kenyan people during the election.
“I want to assure you of my commitment from the bottom of my heart to be available to assist you to manage the affairs of our great nation,” he stated.
Meanwhile, there was a hilarious moment as Rigathi Gachagua misread his oath during the ongoing swearing-in ceremony.
While reading the oath, there seemed to be a moment of confusion as Rigathi and Amadi seemed to read from different scripts.
As the chief registrar started reading out the oath, she stopped after Rigathi was captured whispering something to her.
Halfway through the session, they both started reciting different oaths, and Amadi had to stop; she asked Rigathi to retake his oath again.