In a sumptuous show of pride and admiration for the support of his people in Nyeri County, Rigathi Gachagua assured Martha Karua that Kenya Kwanza had no problem with her.
Accompanied by his boss William Ruto, Gachagua was welcomed by a mammoth crowd. His entry into Nyeri County for the first time since he was chosen as Ruto’s running mate went according to plan.
Martha Karua, who is Raila Odinga’s running mate in Azimio-One Kenya coalition, was in Nyeri County two days ago to plant a seed of Raila’s politics in the county. But it looks like she is too late because many residents have embraced their son Rigathi as the preferred political lieutenant in the Mountain.
As Karua took her charm offensive vote-hunt in Kiambu, a group of youth was matching in the streets of Nyeri to welcome Rigathi in his homecoming after being chosen as the second-in-command for the Kenya Kwanza team.
If Rigathi was sending a message today, he did it with precision. He pulled one of the largest crowds in Karatina, stretching beyond the horizons.
Amidst cheers from his homegrown supporters, Gachagua assured Karua that Mt. Kenya people have nothing ill against her. Instead, he says that Kenya Kwanza is focusing on Raila Odinga to make sure that he does not con the Mountain as he did to Kalonzo.
Echoing his sentiments, Deputy President William Ruto said that Kenyans can differentiate between genuine friends and conmen. He said that Raila is the same one who frustrated Kibaki and Kalonzo; the same one who orchestrated violent demonstrations in 2017; and the same one who sworn himself.
In the rally, Rigathi Gachagua and his ally Musalia Mudavadi thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for not involving himself in the current politics of Mt. Kenya.
While Gachagua was celebrating his successful homecoming in Karatina, Karua was addressing a handful of Azimio supporters in Kiambu, while Raila Odinga was trying to consolidate his strongholds in Maasai land.
Before visiting Nyeri, Gachagua attended Kenya Kwanza’s county economic forum in Murang’a where the coalition collected views from residents.