Nairobi, Kenya, 6 September – Vice President-elect Rigathi Gachagua has called his first meeting with Nyandarua County leaders a day after the Supreme Court unanimously upheld President-elect William Ruto’s victory.
Gachagua said in a statement posted on its Twitter account on Tuesday that the new administration recognizes the importance of consultation and consensus-building in decision-making processes regarding Wananchi.
“This morning I had breakfast with all the elected leaders of Nyandarua County and agreed on the implementation of the programs identified at the Economic Forum in early 2022,” he said.
Attending the meeting were Nyandarua Governor Kiarie Badilisha, his Deputy Mathaara Mwangi, Senator John Methu and Women’s Representative Faith Gitau.
Also present were members of the National Assembly, Michael Muchira (Oljororok), George Gachagua (Ndaragwa), Wanjiku Muhia (Kipipiri), Kwenya Thuku (Olkalou), David Kiarahu (Kinangop) and all the elected representatives of the districts.
On Monday, MP Gachagua said the Kenya Kwanza government will prioritize restoring dignity in public office and civil service.
Addressing Kenyans from the Vice President’s official residence at Karen in Nairobi, Gachagua said President-elect William Ruto’s administration would work to empower public services to help the incumbent government in managing affairs of the country.
He also called on Kenyans to support them in order to bring the economy back to where former President Mwai Kibaki left off when he left government.
“We are aware that your morale is low, I want to assure on behalf of my boss that our first job is to restore the dignity of the civil service, to protect civil servants from harassment and to protect them from extortion,” said Gachagua.
He hailed Ruto for beating all odds and rising from the son of an ordinary Kenyan to president.
“This victory was the work of God. A Nigerian evangelist told us that Uhuru abandoned Ruto because everything was God’s work, so when he becomes president no one will be able to say he made him king,” Gachagua said.
He also urged their rivals to work together to move the country forward.