DP William Ruto’s running mate in the August Presidential elections Rigathi Gachagwa has maintained that the Kenya Kwanza alliance was the most predominant in the Mount Kenya region.
While asking their supporters to vote in favor of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) wannabes, Gachagwa attacked the Azimio-One Kenya alliance Presidential Aspirant Raila Odinga for ‘hinding’ behind President Kenyatta and Narc Kenya Party pioneer Martha Karua as he looks to charm Kenyans in the region.
Talking during a progression of campaigns in Nyandarua County, Gachagua who is also the Mathira MP dismissed the capacity of Karua in swinging the Mount Kenya vote for Odinga.
“We are happy that President Kenyatta who Raila thought would get him the Mt Kenya votes has kept away from the campaign trail and now he (Odinga) has opted to cling on Karua.
“Let Odinga know that even if he clings to Karua and send her to Mt Kenya to campaign for him she will not get him any votes from this region therefore he should be prepared to go to his Bondo home and rest,” said Gachagua adding that the Mt Kenya region has already decided who to support.
The UDA team comprising of MPs Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Faith Gitau (Nyandarua), Michael Muchira (Ol Joro Orok), Patrick Mariru (Laikipia West) and other UDA aspirants from the county, made stopovers at Flyover, Engineer, Ndunyu Njeru, Kariamu, Kasuku, Ol Joro Orok and Mairo Inya towns.
Gachagua said that the kenyatta regime had neglected to help dairy and potato farmers from the region who contribute enormously to the growth of the economy.
He said subsequent to forming the next government, Kenya Kwanza Alliance will take care of the issues facing farmers from the region and the whole Mount Kenya locale and change their lives.
“Our competitors should not be given power because their first priority is to change the constitution. Our is to transform the lives of majority desperate Kenyans,” he said.
Nyoro said that Dr William Ruto was an able leader who had the answer for challenges facing residents from the region.
“The current government has always failed to pay our senior citizens their monthly stipends promptly and on time, if we form the next government, we will be making sure that they are paid before civil servants, MPs and other government employees are paid their salaries,” said Nyoro.