The Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has denied suspected fallout within the Kenya Kwanza administration besides contradicting President William Ruto on the controversial ‘shareholding’ narrative in government positions which his boss termed as “primitive”.
Speaking yesterday while attending a Sunday service at the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) in Nandi county, the DP said that the government is intact and focused on delivering on promised development projects to improve the lives of the people.
He made the remarks at Kapsabet Showground, Nandi County where he attended ACK Church Service and presided over a fundraiser for construction of ACK Plaza in Kapsabet town.
He said that they will not be distracted in their quest to deliver on the promises made during campaigns and implementation of their agenda.
The Deputy President also emphasised the same later on Sunday at Chepswerta Primary School in Tinderet, Nandi County during the thanksgiving for Bishop Eli Rop of the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya.
“There is no problem in government and there will be none whatsoever. Many people who did not support us are still in denial. They have not given up and are looking for ways to distract us so this government can have problems but there will be none.” Gachagua claimed.
The Deputy President said they are fully behind the President and will accord him all the support he requires to deliver on their agenda.
“There will be no division in this government. We talk the same language and consult and the President is taking us to a better place. We are here to support the President in the management of this great nation. We know our work.” He added.
Gachagua said he did not have a problem with opposition supporters throwing their weight behind the President saying he serves all Kenyans.
“They are welcome because the President serves the whole country but there must also be someone to defend those who have supported him all along. That’s my job.” The DP noted.
The Deputy President said consolidating regions that overwhelmingly voted for the President was key, adding that he will continue doing so.
With the fight against Illicit brew and drug abuse intensifying, the DP said they take action against administrators who have failed to deal with the vices in their areas of jurisdiction.
“We will take punitive action against them for failing to discharge their duties.” He added.
At the same time, the Deputy President also challenged churches to think of other ways of supporting the work of God on top of offering and tithes.
He said the ACK Kapsabet Diocese had done well to diversify its sources of funds.
“What you have done is something other churches should come here to benchmark.” He said.