Uhuru haniwezi! Riggy G backs Kimani Ichungwa, warns Azimio
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has defended National Assembly Majority leader Kimani Ichungwa and Ndindi Nyoro amid claims they were involved in the raid at former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s family’s Northlands farm in Kiambu.
Speaking on March 29, 2023, two days after the raid, the DP asked Azimio coalition leaders to desist from blaming Ichungwa and Nyoro.
“Leave Kimani Ichung’wah and Ndindi Nyoro alone. If you want to know who we are, ask Uhuru Kenyatta,” Gachagua said.
Gachagua also accused the former Head of State of politically undermining him.
“Uhuru tried to fight us but God lifted us. If they could not prevail in fighting me when I was not in government, how can they fight me now? They cannot take me anywhere,” Gachagua added.
The second-in-command stressed that Ichungwa is a bright upcoming leader from Mount Kenya who should not be unfairly accused.
“I want to warn them that Ichungwa is a respected leader who has a good brain. He is the future for this region.”
His sentiment came just a few days after the Kikuyu MP distanced himself from claims he was behind the raid at former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s Northlands family farm.
“If anyone suspects that I had a role to play in the Northlands invasion, then I am open to investigation. The police can access my phone to establish whom I spoke to if I did any mobilization or which place I visited on or before Monday 27, 2023,” said Ichungwa.
The denial came days after the vocal Ichungwa warned that former president Kenyatta’s vast family land could be invaded by locals.
Properties worth millions of shillings was destroyed in the raid, as goons in their hundreds descended on the farm, cut down the fence, stole goats, mowed down trees and set the farm on fire.