Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua has warned the Azimio La Umoja party leader Raila Odinga over his planned countrywide political rallies.
The second in command, while addressing the members of the press on Friday 3rd, February 2023, after launching affordable fertilizer subsidies in Mombasa, warned Raila to stop the useless protests and give the Ruto-led government time to deliver their promises to Kenyans.
Gachagua further claimed that the Azimio party leader pretends to be a champion of democracy, but at the same time, he is a nepotist and a tribal leader who only thinks of his family members. Rigathi further highlighted how Raila has appointed several of his family members to various positions in the country.
“He pretends in Kenya’s political space as a liberator and a democrat while he is the worst nepotist ever. As we speak, his brother is a Senator, his sister a Woman Representative, his daughter an EALA MP, and his niece an MCA. What form of a democrat is he, yet every opportunity he gets is for himself and his family? Mr. Odinga, you cannot appoint your relatives to posh positions and then go ahead to use unemployed Youth on the streets to satisfy your thirst for power,” Gachagua said.
Rigathi further called on Kenyans to stop attending Raila’s rallies since he only uses them while appointing his relatives into posh positions.
Gachagua’s sentiments came in a few days after the Azimio party leader has been organizing political rallies, with the first one being in Kamukunji and another one in Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi. Raila has used the protests to question the credibility of the 2022 general elections and asked President William Ruto to resign.
The Azimio party leader is scheduled to have another rally in Kibra tomorrow 5th, February where he will continue to address the challenges facing the country since the new regime took office.