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Justina Wamae hits out at Rigathi Gachagua over illict brew fight

Former Roots Party presidential running mate Justina Wamae says Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s war on illicit brew in Mt Kenya Region is a losing battle.

According to Ms Justina, the DP should instead focus on reviving the ‘dilapidated economy’ as per his promise after being sworn in last year alongside President William Ruto.

She also advised the Kenya Kwanza government to channel its resources into industrialization.

Justina has hit out at Gachagua, claiming his approach in fighting illicit brew is hotel based.

“Vita ya pombe kwa hoteli? La haula!!” posed the politician through a Facebook comment on Taifa Leo official page.

Ms Justina, who was The George Wajackoyah’s running mate in the August 2022 polls, further accused the current government of allowing a cartel to run an illicit brew-making company that had been closed.

“Kuna jamaa kampuni yake huuza vodka, brandy and gin. Mulimfungulia kampuni, mkalala kwa hoteli yake kwa mukutano ya CS and PS, mkampea pesa kwa Kenya Investment Council,” Justina wrote.

“How is this war genuine? Grow the economy through industrialization. Hizi zingine ni story za jabaa. #inatuhusu.”

The politician who September 2022 resigned from Prof. Wajackoyah-led party, has been putting the Kenya Kwanza government to account urging it to focus on its promises to Kenyans, including lowering the now high cost of living.

Justina resigned from the political outfit after a protracted row with its leadership, following defeat in the August 9 general election.

“I tender my resignation as a member of the Roots Party of Kenya. Kindly accord the ORPP the requirements for my name’s prompt removal from your party register,” she wrote to Roots Party.

DP Gachagua has vowed to crush illicit brew in Central Region, an operation that is currently underway led by the Officer Commanding Stations (OCS) and chiefs.

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