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Serikali ni yetu: Gachagua thanks Ruto for appointing Kikuyus to his government

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has commended President William Ruto for appointing many Kikuyus in his government.

Speaking on Saturday during the funeral of freedom fighter Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi in Nyandarua, Gachagua slammed Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition over government appointments.

“People are shouting that the President has placed many Kikuyus in his government. Where do they want us to go? The Kikuyus are full at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, why don’t they tell us to be released and go home,” Gachagua said.

The Deputy President also noted that the people of Mt Kenya region voted overwhelmingly for President Ruto during last year’s election and as such deserved to be rewarded.

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“We voted and we knew what we wanted. This is why we considered President William Ruto because he has the ability to make the country go forward,” he said.

On the other hand, he called upon President Ruto to keep building churches and praying saying it’s God who ordained him to be the president.

“Continue building churches. Don’t listen to the naysayers and critics. This is because God held your hand. It’s God who made you the president.”

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His sentiment came just a few days after the Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit called out the government over what he termed as growing cronyism in public office appointments.

Ole Sapit said these appointments show a lack of accountability by government agencies. He said government agencies should serve all Kenyans equally.

“There is glaring tribalism and cronyism, particularly about public appointments. There is an apparent lack of accountability and transparency in our institutions. This is not acceptable,” Ole Sapit said.

“Let all institutions and government agencies be impartial and efficient, and not simply beholden to political influence, but serve all Kenyans with impartiality,” he added.

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