Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has criticized opposition leader Raila Odinga saying he has no business sticking his nose in Kenya Kwanza administration’s business.
While speaking in Meru County on June 8, the deputy president said Odinga has no authority issuing demands to the ruling government.
The second in command urged the Azimio leader to respect the outcome of the August 2023 presidential election that saw President Ruto occupy the country’s top seat.
“Ati amepeana demands? Amepeana demands kama nani? Umechaguliwa na nani? Wewe ni nani kwa Kenya? Si ungojee 2027 you come and persuade these people to come and give you an opportunity,” said Gachagua.
Moreover, the DP slammed Raila Odinga claiming he was the key cog of the handshake government during retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime.
According to DP Gachagua, the former prime minister had the opportunity to introduce reforms, like the ones he suggested to the president when Uhuru was in power but he chose not to do so for his own personal interests.
“Wewe ulikuwa kwa serikali ya Uhuru Kenyatta na ulikuwa advisor. Ungechangia hiyo maneno unasema but you did nothing. You left us a country that is torn apart, and you destroyed the Jubilee agenda. You stopped housing, you stopped universal healthcare, and you took us into useless ventures like the BBI,” he said.
“You had the opportunity to do those things you are saying. Can you sit back and watch how governance is done. Sisi we are focused; we have a manifesto, and we have a plan for the people of Kenya,” added the deputy president.
Nonetheless, the DP’s remarks come following Thursday’s event where Azimio leader Raila Odinga issued a list of demands to the head of state highlighting how he should reduce government expenditure and ease the cost of living for Kenyans.