Ruto reinstates official demoted to Janitor under Uhuru’s government over politics preceeding August elections.
A chief who had been demoted during the election period has been reinstated to his position by President William Ruto.
The revelations were made by the Deputy President Rigathi Gachaguaon Saturday, October 15, when the two leaders toured Kirinyaga to commission Thiba Dam.
According to reports, a high-ranking government official ordered the demotion of the county’s Ngariama chief after accusing him of refusing to cooperate Azimio La Umoja during the campaign.
“He was thus transferred to Nyeri and assigned the role of cleaning the toilets at the office of the county commissioner, but we have reinstated him to his position”, Gachagua stated before inviting the said chief to greet the president.
“We took him from the County Commissioner’s office, and he is now dressed in his uniform and back to work.”
Gachagua also assured the residents that the Kenya Kwanza administration would not involve government officials in running its politics by stating that other chiefs in Central Kenya have been reinstated to their roles by the government.
“President William Rut’s government has no intention to use you in its politics,” he stated.
The DP also addressed accusations made by Anne Waiguru, the governor of Kirinyaga, who claimed a high-ranking official from the previous administration had barred locals from entering Wang’uru Stadium.
He promised to make sure that the facility was accessible to the community and the entire county.
“The Kirinyaga populace has come to understand the significance of this independence. According to Gachagua, the previous administration had mistreated people to the point of barring them from a stadium in Kirinyaga.