DP Gachagua's 2 promises to Nyanza residents during Kisumu visit

DP Gachagua toured the lakeside city of Kisumu on Friday, September 23

DP Gachagua's 2 promises to Kisumu during maiden visit

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has made two promises to residents of Kisumu and Nyanza region at large during his maiden visit to the region that shunned President William Ruto at the ballot, voting overwhelmingly for Raila Odinga.

Gachagua assured the residents that the Kenya Kwanza government will serve all Kenyans regardless of their political inclinations.

The DP who was speaking in Kisumu on Friday, September 23 after presiding over the Kenya Music Festival gala noted that that despite the region not backing them politically, they would work towards serving all Kenyans equally.

The region is Raila Odinga’s turf and shunned Kenya Kwanza in the August elections in which the former Prime Minister lost to the Kenya Kwanza duo of William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua.

“We want to confirm to the people of Nyanza that the Ruto administration will serve all Kenyans equally, those who elected us and those who did not.

“All parts of Kenya will get development equally because we are leaders for the whole country,” the DP explained.

He also promised to have his boss, President William Ruto, visit the region soon.

"Receive warm regards from our President William Ruto. I promise you that I will bring him to this region soon," he stated.

Chaos during previous visit

Ruto’s last visit to Kisumu in November 2021 at the height of campaigns was marred by chaos during which his car was vandalized.

At the time, Ruto who was the Deputy President ignored intelligence reports of possible chaos and toured the lakeside city, addressing a series of political gatherings as eager residents welcomed him to the lakeside city.

The visit however, did not end well as his motorcade was stoned in Kondele area, forcing his security detail to climb atop the bonnet of his official vehicle to protect him from the stones as police moved in to disperse the crowds using teargas.

According to the police, the chaos was caused by rival factions fighting over campaign cash dished out by Ruto’s entourage.

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