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Gov’t to repossess wealth of senior figures in Uhuru’s administration, Gachagua

Gachagua announces that Gov’t will seize assets of senior figures in former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.

According to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, the government will seize the illicit wealth of key members of former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cabinet who orchestrated “state capture” to profit themselves.

The government, according to Mr. Gachagua, will instead focus on bringing down living expenses rather than establishing a committee to look into state capture suspects.

The DP said that the corruption cartel was made up of “approximately 10 persons who plundered billions from the economy in twisted agreements” during an interview on Inooro TV on Sunday.

“They were very vocal in telling Kenyans not to vote for thieves yet they were the real thieves. They had started subdividing public land among themselves in Galana Kulalu [in Coast region] and in Kibiku in Ngong,” he said on Inooro TV, adding that the “thieves had even captured Kenya Airways, which charges the highest air travel rates in the world and whose airplanes operate on full capacity but would be said to be making losses”.

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DP Gachagua added that the cartels owned banks and controlled interest rates and every public policy was designed to earn them handsome profits.

He said President William Ruto is not keen on naming and shaming individuals in the cartel “but, certainly, we will cancel their ill-gotten title deeds, deals, and interests”.

He added that the same cartels were behind police corruption and extra-judicial killings.

“All those officers and their masters who murdered Kenyans … left people orphans, widows, and widowers … we might not come after you but you will never find peace,” he said.

He said the same state capture cartel was behind grand corruption at the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). But, he added, the fund will be restructured to assume the role of a civil service health insurer. 

The Deputy President claimed influential families were behind graft cartels in the milk, tea, and coffee sectors and were blocking reforms so that they could continue enslaving farmers. 

“The cartel even borrowed money to pay tea bonuses from the big man’s banks to make money and deceptively make farmers believe that the sector had been reformed,” he said.

 “We will not pay for that loan since farmers did not approve it,” he said, vowing that “the President will not accept since it was a creation of the big man’s cartel”.

He went on to say that it was during their four-day retreat at the Fairmont Hotel in Nanyuki that they decided to drop their quest of investigating state capture to focus on delivering on their promise to Kenyans.

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