The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Gachagua fires back at Moses Kuria, changes tune on Mt Kenya kingpin

Moses Kuria has called for what termed as “State of Ruriri’ address on Monday to address all the burning issues facing the Mt Kenya region

File image of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua speaking during a church service

Barely a month after declaring himself kingpin of the Mount Kenya region, selected and anointed by God, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has now changed tune on the same after a series of trolls by Public service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria.

Gachagua now says he has no desire to be recognized as the region’s kingpin, noting that he is satisfied with his current role as the Deputy President of Kenya The DP made the remarks on Sunday, November 5, 2023 just days after CS Moses Kuria took to social media, taking advantage of King Charles III’s recent visit to troll kingpins

“I have read the constitution, there is no provision for a kingpin. Where is the kingpin office? How much is his salary? If there are people who want that office, I am not part of it, I am deputy president,” Gachagua told church congregants in Kiambu County.

He further challenged anyone interested in the position to go for it, declaring that he has no interest whatsoever in the position.

ADVERTISEMENT

“My office is in Harambee House, another in Karen, and there is a salary… and a job to do. If there are people interested in that position, let them take it.” DP Gachagua added.

The Deputy President noted that his only interest is unity of the region and the country at large behind his boss, President William Ruto.

“When I called for the unity of this region. I did not call for the unity of this region behind me, I called for the unity of this region behind President William Ruto,” Gachagua clarified, adding that by doing so, the region “will have certain leverage in his administration.”

Moses Kuria's trolls and “State of Ruriri’ address on Monday

The remarks come at a time when political realignments is in top gear with the politicians from the region keen on getting a new kingpin to take over the mantle from retired president Uhuru Kenyatta who has exited active politics to enjoy a quiet retirement.

ADVERTISEMENT

Gachagua has been on the frontline, crowning himself kingpin to the chagrin of his critics.

Among those who have weighed in on the matter is CS Moses Kuria who has been on the offensive trolling the DP and blaming a certain Mt Kenya kingpin of killing the careers of others.

Kuria has called for a press conference on Monday when he will “address all the burning issues facing the Mt Kenya region.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Sasa venye King amerudi kwao, fake Kingpins you can take over,” CS Kuria wrote on Twitter, formerly X on November 4.

The tweet was seemingly aimed at Gachagua amid reports that the two do not get along well.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

27 local & international organisations warn against internet shutdown in Kenya

27 local & international organisations warn against internet shutdown in Kenya

New details of Sh5.8M fake AFCON deal that got Salim Swaleh & others arrested

New details of Sh5.8M fake AFCON deal that got Salim Swaleh & others arrested

CS Kindiki issues 16 strict orders to police & protestors for Tuesday demos

CS Kindiki issues 16 strict orders to police & protestors for Tuesday demos

John Kiarie issues public apology over remarks that protests were fake

John Kiarie issues public apology over remarks that protests were fake

Boniface Mwangi & other activists arrested in company of former CJ Mutunga

Boniface Mwangi & other activists arrested in company of former CJ Mutunga

China, Finland & 6 other countries Kenya owes the most amount of money

China, Finland & 6 other countries Kenya owes the most amount of money

Students get early mid-term break

Students get early mid-term break

KRA issues notice to all taxpayers regarding their data on iTax portal

KRA issues notice to all taxpayers regarding their data on iTax portal

CJ Koome unveils upgraded security protocol for all courts

CJ Koome unveils upgraded security protocol for all courts

ADVERTISEMENT