Tension In Statehouse; Difference Continue To Emerge Between Ruto And His Dp Gachagua .Will The Center Hold ?
A fierce fight for lucrative state jobs is sowing seeds of discord between president William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagwa as questions start arising whether the center will hold.
The relationship between the two close friends was first put to test recently during the EALA nominations when mount Kenya region under Rigathi Gachagwa ganged up against president Ruto’s preferred candidate Fred mutei in favor for their own Maina.
The move shocked everybody given that kenyans expected the president’s wishes to be respected owing to the fact that he has the majority members in Parliament.
Prior to east African legislative assembly elections where Nyeri governor openly decried of plans to shortchange the vote-rich region, the list of principal secretaries was the born of contention.
The friction between the two leaders saw the initial list being expanded to accommodate more people to satisfy the demands.
In the list of 51 nominees who were finally shortlisted by the president, both mount Kenya and the rift valley have 13 slots each leaving the rest of the country to share the remaining.
Although Nandi senator Samson cherargei and south mugirango member of Parliament honourable Sylvanus osoro dismissed claims that there are divisions, Nyeri governor Mutahi kahiga has come out to confirm that there are people who are sowing seeds of discord between president William Ruto and his DP.
This is happening as it emerges that the deputy president Rigathi Gachagwa is pushing for an equal share of slots for his mount Kenya region in all appointments causing president Ruto’s allies from other regions to miss out.
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