June 24, 2024
DP Gachagua Tells Critics The Grassroots Response To His Campaign

DP Gachagua Tells Critics The Grassroots Response To His Campaign

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has responded to critics of his demand for the Mt Kenya area to unify.

The DP urged people criticizing the unity demand to cease associating it with tribalism.

Gachagua stated that his rallying cry is intended to unite the entire Mt Kenya region, including those who voted for the opposition and those who firmly support President William Ruto.

“When we call for unity of this region, it is not against anybody. There are people confusing our unity agenda with tribalism, they get it wrong,” Gachagua said.

“Far from it, people want unity of purpose so that we can effectively push for our fair share of the national cake and relevance in the national political discourse. If we are not united, we will not be strong.”

Gachagua urged regional leaders to band together to foster national cohesion.

“I’m happy because people at the grassroots are united and in support of our unity agenda. The leaders fighting it and criticising should learn that all politics is local and they should listen to the ground,” he added.

DP Gachagua Tells Critics The Grassroots Response To His Campaign
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua at The Funeral On Wednesday, 6 June, 2024.

The DP was addressing at Elizabeth Muthoni’s memorial service in Gikondi village, Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri county. She is the daughter of former local MP Anthony Kiai.

Gachagua urged the other areas in the country to join forces and handle their local issues and enhance national unity.

The Deputy President was accompanied by a large group of political leaders, including Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga.

Gachagua recently emphasized the importance of the one-man, one-vote, one-shilling motto, claiming that it will promote equitable resource allocation throughout Kenya.

“In matters of revenue sharing, I firmly believe in one-man-one-vote-one-shilling. It’s a straightforward concept; the more people there are in an area,  the more taxes they contribute and the more funding they deserve to receive,” Gachagua said.

On the continuing reforms in the Agriculture sector, the Deputy President asked coffee farmers to be patient as the government works to revitalize the sub-sectors.

“We are still on course to revive the coffee sub-sector and make the crop profitable. The President mandated me to lead the reforms. We are registering positive results,” he told farmers.

Last Monday, President Ruto stated that the government will write off coffee cooperatives’ debts of Sh6.9 billion.

DP Gachagua Tells Critics The Grassroots Response To His Campaign

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