Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua criticized the government of departing President Uhuru Kenyatta for harassing them over the last five years and assured Kenyans that the next administration will be open to criticism.
Speaking at President William Ruto’s inauguration as the country’s fifth president, Mr. Gachagua declared that the nation was now free and pledged to lead it without pursuing its opponents and critics.
“I want to give a word on behalf of our President, that you are free to criticise his government without fear of reprisal,” he stated.
Additionally, Mr. Gachagua pledged his allegiance to Dr. Ruto, afffirming to serve with commitment and dedication.
“I am behind you. We shall be available and will try to keep up with the pace. I am stepping into shoes that are almost impossible to fill. We will fix this economy and create a good working environment where Kenyans can work and businessmen are not harassed by KRA,” he stated.