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Rigathi dismisses Raila's latest bid to 'remove' Ruto from power

Gachagua also wondered how Raila and his tactics will remove Ruto from power having failed when to do so when he (Ruto) was not in power.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua at his official residence in Karen

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has scoffed at Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga over his decision to collect signatures in a bid to 'remove' President William Ruto from power, a move that was announced yesterday.

Rigathi who was speaking in Giaituu village, Mathira constituency, on Saturday dismissed Odinga, noting that elections are won at the ballot and not decided by signatures.

"Even if they collect those signatures, where will they take them? People signed on the ballot and that was the end.

"I want to tell the people of Kenya to stay focused; we are not bothered by the noise of the opposition." Gachagua said.


According to the DP, the ongoing protests that started on Friday with the opposition leader revealing that protests will continue next week on Wednesday.

He reiterated that the Saba Saba demos were also a project that would fail, just like Odinga’s failed bid.

"They are saying they will remove Ruto from power. How will they if they failed when he was not in power. There is no constitutional provision for the collection of signatures," he said.

Azimio la Umoja leaders resumed protests on Friday, June 7 and managed to access Nairobi CBD after Raila’s supporters clashed with the police who had lined up the streets.


“We made a major achievement because we were able to access the CBD even though police tried to stop us,” Odinga said, declaring that “We are unstoppable.”

In previous protests, police managed to keep Odinga and his supporters out of the CBD and yesterday’s development was hailed by the opposition chief who also announced that the protests would continue next week on Wednesday.

We even got to KICC where they have always blocked us from accessing and we ended up at Central Park which was our destination from Kamukunji.

“After this successful rally, we are going to have another one on Wednesday next week.” He added.


Protests were also reported in other major towns in the country such as Kisii, Kisumu and Mombasa.


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