Kenyans react as Riggy G and crew fly to Kisumu on Kenya Air Force jet
Pictures of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua in a Kenya Air Force jet as he flew to Kisumu on Friday to preside over the Kenya Music Festival Gala have lit up social media.
The DP was accompanied by a number of Kenya Kwanza leaders, including the Bomet Woman Representative Linet Chepkorir (Toto), Kirinyanga Woman Representative Jane Njeri Maina, Silvanus Osoro (MP, South Mogirango).
Also in the same flight was former Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, who shared the pictures on Twitter, former Langata MP Nixon Korir and former Embakasi West MP George Theuri.
At hand to receive the DP at Kisumu International Airport was the outgoing Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha and Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o.
Last weekend, the DP said that the new administration of President William Ruto was left with Sh93 million only, a statement which was later dismissed by the Treasury Cabinet Secrtary Ukur Yatani.
“We have inherited a dilapidated economy. We have found empty coffers. There is barely any money in this country and we are starting from scratch. I have asked the people of Kenya to be patient with us because we have a plan but it cannot be immediate because we have found a bad situation in terms of the economy,” said Mr Gachagua during an interview with NTV.
On social media, photos of the DP and entourage aboard the Kenya Air Force jet elicited varied reactions with some criticizing the government for misusing public funds at a time the new administration is complaining of inheriting a ravaged economy from the former regime.
Joy riders….enyewe sirikali iko na 93milion peke yake…..it has just started. Next time charter a plane to Turkana and north eastern counties….kenyans are dying of hunger there
— Joash Opiyo (@joashopiyo) September 23, 2022
Our tax taking all round like this…. mtapata amani sooon
— Dominic (@Dominic06321495) September 23, 2022
Riggy G ameanza kuvaa shades 😂😂😂
— clife jays (@ClifeJays) September 23, 2022
I pray that you don't be given cabinet slot you may end up sabotaging mudavadi in western
— Edwin Sikwe (@ReSikwe) September 23, 2022
We pray you get the Sports,Art and Culture ministry so that you can revive it 🙏
— Karangi Kariuki (@mrkarangi) September 23, 2022
Sasa wewe ungetembea tu kutoka hapo Ikonyero to Kisumu lakini bado unakuja Nairobi ndio upate lift Kwa flight ✈️🛫😅😅.
— Elvis Kadesh (@princkadesh) September 23, 2022
Mr Malala,it is no longer Kenya kwanza,it is Government. This is the reason why citizen can not fully support their government,due to the fact the government stl attached itself with his political name,
— Ekama Jack (@ekama_jack) September 23, 2022