DP Gachagua accuses media of being sponsored by 'milk cartels'
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has now turned his guns on the media, accusing sections of the press of being sponsored by those he described as 'milk cartels'.
The deputy president who has been under siege for declaring that the Kenya Kwanza government is a private company, reiterated that State appointments should be reserved to those who voted for the President William Ruto administration.
DP Gachagua spoke on Thursday during the funeral service of the late Nancy Muthoni, wife to his brother-in-law in Gatanga, Murang’a County.
“How can he pick people who are saying his programmes cannot work to come and assist him? So, before he can pick others, he’ll pick those ones first...na itakuwa namna hiyo, mtaona,” he said.
In an apparent reference to perceived regional supremacy politics in Murang’a County, where Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro recently conducted high profile political events, the deputy president accused the media of cooking up narratives on Mt. Kenya politics.
“Kama hatukuogopa Uhuru na system na deep State, watu ya magazeti tutaogopa nyinyi? Mwache hiyo maneno mko nayo. Mnakuja hapa Murang’a mkutano mzuri mnakoroga mnaweka uwongo, mpaka huyu [Murang’a Senator Joe] Nyutu sasa anatoa jasho eti hakusema. Don’t bother about these people Nyutu, forget about these characters,” he said.
Murang’a Governor Irungu Kang’ata, on his part, said: “We saw your passion when you were fighting for this government, you even underwent personal tribulations and you stood strongly, therefore Murang’a will give you that support.”
DP Gachagua claimed sections of the media were being sponsored to fight him by an alleged entrepreneur in the milk business.
“Kwanza mtu ya maziwa ndiyo analipa hii watu ya gazeti, si mnajua cartel wa maziwa? Na ni mimi na hawa...hii watu wanaiba pesa ya maziwa, in another three months, mtaanza kuuza maziwa mzuri,” stated the deputy president.
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