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Vocal MCA tells off DP Gachagua for ‘troubling’ Governor Sakaja

By Winnie Onyando December 20th, 2022 2 min read

Korokocho MCA Absolom Onyango, has asked Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to concentrate on service delivery to Kenyans instead of fighting Governor Johnson Sakaja’s move to relocate matatus from Nairobi’s Central Business District.

The MCA’s remarks came in the wake of the Deputy President’s harsh criticism of Sakaja whom he accused of interfering with businesses belonging to those who voted for him, especially the Kikuyu community.

“I have told the Nairobi Governor that we will have a sit down with him because we are the ones who voted for him. I am the one who gathered the Kikuyu in Nairobi and told them to vote for him and I have called him for a meeting. Any matter that he decides on that can interfere with business matters in Nairobi, we must first sit down with him, discuss and agree,” Gachagua said.

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But while responding to the Deputy President, the vocal MCA said the leadership of Nairobi County Assembly would not allow the Deputy President to ‘trouble’ the governor.

“The common mwananchi is unable to put a meal on the table. The price of unga is high and things are getting more expensive. This should be his (Gachagua) business,” the vocal MCA said, while lauding Sakaja for his efforts to clean up the city.

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“It should be noted that the governor is just trying to make Nairobi City better. He has no business of destroying people’s businesses,” he added.

Governor Sakaja had initially planned to relocate matatu operators out of Nairobi’s CBD and to the newly-constructed Green Park Terminus but the trial phases and trial run failed.

Eventually, public service transport operators were allowed back into the CBD after many complaints from the transport sector over lack of consultation on the matter.

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