'No dialogue!' DP Gachagua declares as he accuses Uhuru, Raila of stashing public funds in the Cayman Islands
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has dismissed calls for dialogue with Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga maintaining that the only discussion should be about the former regime’s alleged embezzlement of public funds.
Speaking on Thursday during the burial of Maragua MP Mary Waithera's mother, Mama Diana Wanjiku Njuya in Murang'a County, Gachagua told off the opposition leader accusing him together with retired President Uhuru Kenyatta of looting public funds and allegedly stashing it in Cayman Island.
DP Gachagua called out the two leaders saying the only discussion the government would have with them is only about the lost government funds and not any other, maintaining that President William Ruto's government would not be manipulated into sharing power.
“We want to have a discussion with Raila and Uhuru together so that they tell us when they will return the Kenyan money they took to Cayman Island..,” he stated.
“If it is about he (Odinga) coming and we divide the government into two, that is impossible and cannot happen. If they continue saying we are hardliners that is okay. If speaking the truth and saying we cannot be cowed is being hardliners, so be it! We are hardliners.”
The DP went on to accuse former President Uhuru Kenyatta together with the Azimio chief of importing cheap milk powder at a lower cost then later adding water to form milk, which they would later sell at Ksh.120.
“Let them tell us when they will stop importing milk powder for Ksh.10 and later mixing it with water and selling it to the people for Ksh.120. If that is the discussion with Odinga and Uhuru, we will have it,” he claimed.
“We want the two of them to tell us when the Ksh.15 billion which Uhuru ordered to be paid in 26 minutes will be returned.”
The sentiments by the deputy president come amidst a standoff with the opposition which has led to Odinga declaring countrywide protests on Mondays and Thursdays to compel the government to lower the cost of living.
President Ruto has also remained unbowed amidst the calls by the opposition, saying his administration would take robust measures to ensure that no individual shall hold the economy, hostage, by creating "impunity, lawlessness and disorder."
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