Uhuru ally Kanini Kega has revealed why Rigathi Gachagua, Ruto’s running mate was fired as president’s PA.
Kanini Kega, a Kieni MP and ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta, has accused Rigathi Gachagua, Ruto’s running mate for president, of disrespecting the president despite having hired him as his personal assistant.
On Tuesday, July 5, Kega alleged in Nyeri that Rigathi had a grudge against Uhuru since the President had fired him as his personal assistant after an unknown sum of money went missing.
Kega claimed that Uhuru decided to fire Gachagua after the money went missing adding that the Mathira MP was responsible for the disappearance.
“You (Rigathi Gachagua) were Uhuru’s PA and when you stole his money, that is when he put you on the side.
“When your brother was the governor here in Nyeri, you swindled this county. Your brother was sick. When we take the government, we will make sure you go to King’ong’o prison,” Kega stated.
Gachagua worked as President Uhuru’s personal assistant between 2002 and 2006.
Kega’s comments came amid criticism and retaliation from Azimio la Umoja leaders who have since attacked William Ruto, the deputy president, for suggesting that if he wins the August poll, a judicial committee would be formed to look into Uhuru’s administration.
In the Kenya Kwanza manifesto, Ruto stated that if he were to win the upcoming election, his administration would set up a tribunal to address enforced disappearances and human rights violations as well as an inquiry into state capture within 30 days.