Mathira member of parliament, Rigathi Gachagua, who is a close ally of Deputy president William Ruto has now changed his tune in his political proclamations.
The vocal Mt Kenya Mp is among those perceived to be rebellious to president Uhuru Kenyatta. Gachagua has been on the forefront in advancing Deputy president William Ruto’s presidential ambitions piting him against his regional kingpin, Uhuru Kenyatta.
However, Mr Gachagua has seemingly loosened his attacks on the government. In unprecedented move, he has been praising President Uhuru’s leadership and development record.
On Saturday, when she led Mathira residents in witnessing commencement of construction of the colonial period bridge, Itiki ria Johnie, which was initially constructed by the British Army, Gachagua heaped praises on President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Gachagua had been a subject of social media talk when romour spread that his house had been invaded by EAC and DCI sleuths seeking to unearth a links in a multi-million corruption scandal.
Mr Gachagua, however, denied such allegations and urged Kenyans to treat such News as malicious, false and nonsensical. According to political scientists, the allegations associated with Gachagua are a slow puncture on the Deputy Ruto advancements to Mt Kenya which has gained momentum.
Mr Gachagua’s change of tune comes a few days after another Deputy president William Ruto’s ally in Nyeri, Hon Rahab Mukami, had a meeting with Kieleweke’s chief point man in Mt Kenya, Kanini Kega. The two held meeting at Kega’s home in Munyu.
There were allegations of intimidation of Nyeri county MCAs to disassociate themselves with Deputy president William Ruto. Dire consequences including denial of developments were promised on those who will not toe the new line.
As an assurance that Mt Kenya must disassociate itself with Ruto, Kega reportedly told the MCAs that one Female MP would present herself to her as a sign of submission. In less than 48 hours, Nyeri county Women Representative, Rahab Mukami called on Kega.