Ruto denies setting up Gachagua to fail, defends anti-cartel mandate


The decision to task Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua with dismantling cartels that exploit Kenyan farmers has been justified by President William Ruto. Ruto dismissed rumors that the measure was intended to end Gachagua’s political career and reaffirmed his determination to take on the nameless opportunists who prey on farmers.

This was spoken by the President during a Bomet Green Stadium Thanksgiving Prayer Service that included representatives from many different faiths. 

Let me be clear, we were elected along with Gachagua, and if he falls, both of us will fall

he said.

He asked Gachagua to go after the cartels without fear of retaliation since they have been a problem for many Kenyans, especially the country’s tea, coffee, and dairy producers.

Gachagua, for his part, has said that he is prepared to take on the cartels that have rendered farmers helpless by preventing them from profiting from their labor. 

After a brief pause, he said,

Farmers are being exploited by powerful, wealthy individuals, and I don’t see why it’s in their best interest to see to it that the farmers earn as little as feasible. We’ll tackle them head-on, and maybe things will improve by year’s end.

Before setting foot in the sector, Gachagua urged the cartels to leave and begged the President to let him do the job without fear or favor.

Gachagua said that the election period was over, and that now is the time for all leaders to go to work and fulfill their promises to the people of Kenya.  

According to the DP, he has called in the Kenya Tea Development Agency’s upper management to find out what’s going on and get things back to normal in the tea industry. In addition, he urged the media to cease spreading false information about the new government to the Kenyan people.

When it came time to make good on their promises to the people of Kenya, Ruto urged the newly elected officials to put aside their differences and fulfill the hopes and dreams of the Kenyan people. According to him,

Kenyans performed their part by electing them, and now it is our chance to fulfill the portion of the deal by improving their life.

The president reminded Kenyans to be patient.

At a rally to congratulate Kenyans for electing them to rule the nation, DP exposed the shady tactics that their predecessors’ administration had undertaken to prevent them from taking office. He said that the rich were plotting to pay one billion shillings to IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati in order to have Raila Odinga declared the victor of the 2022 presidential election.

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