Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua

Following his comments about the former head of state Uhuru Kenyatta during President William Ruto’s inauguration ceremony last week, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has made it clear he is not apologetic concerning his statements.

“I speak the truth irrespective of the occasion. I spoke to the people of Kenya and those who have concerns shouldn’t have about what I said. There should be a concern about the clapping at the event. Kenyans were in agreement with me,” he stated at an interview with NTV.

He emphasized to continue telling the truth, even in his present role as the deputy president, and that both he and his boss President William Ruto, were elected based on that.

“Truth must be said. Even in the years I will be the deputy president, I will speak the truth as it is. I got into a lot of troubles with the previous administration because of being truthful but nothing will keep me away from truth,” the DP affirmed.

He claimed that since Cabinet Secretaries and other high government figures chose to lie to the former President, the nation’s economy is at a breaking point.

However, Mr. Gachagua rejected assertions that he criticized Mr. Kenyatta out of personal anger and hatred, pointing him that he was only providing information on the predicament that the Kenya Kwanza administration had taken over from Jubilee.

“I also needed to tell the people of Kenya that they are finally free. Our government will not use state agencies to fight those who are opposed to it. I needed to tell the people of Kenya that they are free to criticize our government however they want. We will continue to tell the truth. To those who are not used to the truth, I am sorry, there is nothing I can do about it,” he said.