Rigathi Gachagua : William Ruto Running Mate Court Cases Could Hurt KK Votes in Mt. Kenya.
- Some MT. Kenya MPs expressed dissatisfaction with the selection of Rigathi Gachagua due to court cases related to corruption and money laundering.
- Rigathi when appearing on Citizen TV insists they politically motivated the court cases after he failed to back the famous handshake.
- They arrested the MP last year over a KSH 12 Billion Money Laundering allegation – case pending in court.
After deliberating for close to 17 hours in closed-door meetings at the deputy president’s residence in Karen – Rigathi Gachagua a one-term member of parliament and a die-hard supporter of Kenya Kwanza and UDA party was selected as the running mate in the run for the 2022 general elections.
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Some lawmakers and political analysts who weighed into the appointment of Gachagua, fear the corruption charges against him and his association with the KANU and MOI regime in the 1990s could haunt William Ruto’s bid in MT. Kenya.
Gachagua when appearing on Citizen TV yesterday – downplayed the allegations as mere political propaganda.
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In reality, Rigathi Gachagua is an experienced civil servant and astute businessman. He has the financial muscle to sell the deputy president in MT. Kenya.
However, the selection of Martha Karua as the Azimio la Umoja running mate could turn the tables for Gachagua.
Do you think Gachagua was the perfect-fit for the running mate position in Kenya Kwanza coalition?