“We made a mistake fighting Uhuru in 2022,” admits DP Gachagua

We made a mistake fighting Uhuru in 2022, admits DP Gachagua
Rigathi Gachagua: I was wrong as well as you Mt Kenya people and we seek forgiveness and it will never happen again.

Limuru, Kenya | By Michael Wandati | On Friday in Limuru, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua called on former President Uhuru Kenyatta to forgive those who had wronged him in 2022.

The DP, who spoke in his native Kikuyu language while returning from a Thanksgiving event in Nyandarua County stated the individuals were sowing seeds of disunity among Mt Kenya residents.

“I am not too clever, and neither am I a fool, there is something I know, and when I look keenly, wake up early and look, I see darkness, I see someone plotting against us, and our children being used to divide us,” Mr. Gachagua said.

He admitted to past mistakes which saw former president Uhuru Kenyatta ostracised by Mt Kenya voters in the 2022 General Election. He promised that such errors would not be repeated.

Mr. Gachagua claimed that they were misled into turning against the retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, adding that he had already sought the region’s forgiveness.

“As I said, we will never again come against our kingpin. We were misled, we attacked and shouted down President Uhuru Kenyatta. I requested for apology, did you forgive me? Never again will we attack our leader, never again,” Mr. Gachagua said.

Additionally, he stressed that the Mount Kenya region would always stand by its leaders, irrespective of their actions.

“The other day, I was on the radio and I said we are sorry, I was wrong as well as you people and we seek forgiveness and it will never happen again in Mount Kenya region,” Mr. Gachagua emphasized.

He stressed that the people of the Mount Kenya region should remain vigilant and cautious of anyone attempting to divide the community.

He also encouraged the community to consistently support their leaders.

 “Never again will the people of the Mount Kenya region allow outsiders to divide them,” the Deputy President declared.

He assured that, moving forward, the region would remain united and would expose anyone being used by opponents to create discord.

“Going forward, we will speak in one voice, and you should not stub your friend back because he is doing well, support him at all levels,” Mr. Gachagua said.

Political analysts suggest that the Deputy President is aiming to solidify his influence in the vote-rich Mt. Kenya region, amidst reports of a split within the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

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DP Gachagua was accompanied by several notable figures, including Nyandarua Deputy Governor Mwangi Mathara, Senator John Methu, Woman MP Faith Gitau, and host MP Patrick Kwenya (Kinangop).

Other attendees were; MPs Jayne Kihara (Naivasha), Onesmus Ngogoyo (Kajiado North), Njuguna Kiaraho (Ol-Kalou), Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei, George Gachagua (Ndaragwa), and Samuel Parashina (Kajiado South).

Members of County Assembly, led by Speaker Wachira Waiganjo and Magumu Ward MCA Hussein Ndung’u, as well as Stephen Muriithi (Nominated), were also present, among others.