Vice President Rigathi Gachagua announced that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will continue to enjoy privileges as a former government official under Kenya’s Kwanza government.
During an official tour of HomaBay County on Friday, Jan. 13, the DP indicated that President William Ruto had already made plans to ensure the same thing happened.
Gachagua said the current government had no problem with the ODM boss, noting that his earlier tough stance against the Azimio leader was only political.
“The governor (Gladys Wanga) has said that you are Raila people and that is true. Who is he for? He is also ours and if you are his people then you are our people too.
Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga (left) and President William Ruto (right) and other leaders in Homa Bay on Friday, January 13, 2023
“We have no problem with him. Isn’t the election over? It was all about elections. Raila will be respected in this government. His safety and all other needs will be taken care of and Ruto will take care of it,” he said. mention.
He claimed that Raila was a national leader and his services would benefit TBEN.
On the other hand, he refuted claims that they are biased towards the Lake District, even as he paraded a number of government officials appointed in the current administration.
“The president loves you so much despite what happened during the election and if you want to know that he loves you, look at the agreements he made,” he said.
Gachagua spoke after Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga addressed the crowd where she called on Ruto to name more people from Raila’s backyard.
“I know the DP has stated that those who were on the other side will enjoy the benefits of victory later on, but I really want to urge you to choose more brilliant minds from this area,” she stated.
For his part, the president pledged to continue working with all elected leaders, regardless of their political affiliation.
He stated that he was more concerned with promoting economic development across the country, even though he hinted at more political involvement in the future.
Gachagua struck a different tone when he spoke about the former prime minister. On previous occasions, he teased Raila about his loss in the 2022 general election.
“I saw President Ruto inspecting the pass-out parade in a short time and wondered what the future of our parades would have been if it had gone the other way around,” the DP stated during the pass-out parade for Administrative Police at Embakasi.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga shares his birthday cake with Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir in a dhow on Sunday, January 7, 2022.