‘I Am Sorry, Forgive Us,’ Gachagua Apologises To Mama Ngina for Bad Politics during Elections

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has expressed regret to former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta for what he characterized as negative politicking during the 2022 General Elections.

Addressing the issue from his residence in Karen on Monday, Gachagua appealed to Kenya’s first lady to pardon the political community for dragging her into the mire of electoral campaigns.

“I deeply regret involving Mama Ngina Kenyatta in the political discourse of the last general elections. She holds a special place as our mother. Thus, I earnestly seek forgiveness on behalf of our team for any inconvenience caused to her. I am committed to ensuring that no one undermines her dignity or that of any individual from our region,” Gachagua conveyed to Kameme TV.

“Former President Uhuru Kenyatta is akin to a son to us. We collaborated for 17 years, experiencing only a brief divergence for 2 years, and now that’s all behind us. I extend my prayers for his well-being in his retirement. Uhuru remains an integral part of our community. It’s imperative that we engage with all parties.”

Simultaneously, the Deputy President urged leaders to foster unity within the Mount Kenya Region and across the nation.

“Our unity is our greatest asset, hence my persistent call for the protection of our generation. Whenever we hold positions in government, it’s crucial to foster consensus in our thoughts and cultivate a culture of love and solidarity.”

Shortly after the 2022 elections, DP Gachagua engaged in confrontations with Mama Ngina on multiple occasions, also directing criticisms toward former President Uhuru Kenyatta, her son.

During a public address in Nyeri County, he urged Mama Ngina to allocate half of the Kenyatta family’s land estate to the Mau Mau and their descendants, alleging it was acquired through illicit means.

Gachagua expressed readiness to mobilize support for Mau Mau families to reclaim the land from the former first family.

“I was heartened to see discussions emerging on supporting the Mau Mau. Even if assistance hasn’t been forthcoming since 1963, there’s still an opportunity to rectify this because the Mau Mau and their progeny continue to endure hardship,” the DP remarked during a public gathering.

“We simply seek meaningful assistance for the Mau Mau. Let the land that was taken from them be returned, with at least half of the parcels allocated to the Mau Mau and their descendants, including myself.”