William Ruto, the vice president, has reprimanded Mount Kenya leaders who have been calling his running mate, Rigathi Gachagua, a dictator and insulting him.
Ruto, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance’s presidential candidate, claimed on Monday in Njoro, Nakuru County, that he chose Gachagua because he was the strongest of the five candidates.
Senator Kithure Kindiki of Tharaka Nithi, Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, Governor Anne Waiguru of Kirinyaga, Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro of Kiharu, and Alice Wahome of Kandara were the lawmakers who had been shortlisted.
“When I decided to make him my running mate, people objected to him on the basis that he is very muscular and that I wanted someone who is gentle and small-framed. However, I emphasized that I needed that powerful someone in that position,” Ruto stated.
Gachagua has been referred to as a tyrant who has no regard for other politicians who supported DP Ruto’s presidency in August by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, former Kiambu county governor William Kabogo, and former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri.