NOT FIT

ODM legislators criticise DP Ruto running mate pick

Kajwang says the choice of Gachagua shows that mama mboga has no place in Kenya Kwanza

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Wanga claimed the duo have been accused of corruption making them unfit to lead the country.

Senator Kajwang said his Tharaka Nithi counterpart Kithure Kindiki was in vain duped to join tanga tanga group with an aim of getting running mate.

Homa Bay woman rep Gladys Wanga and former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga at Mbita town on May 15
Homa Bay woman rep Gladys Wanga and former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga at Mbita town on May 15
Image: ROBERT OMOLLO

Two ODM legislators from Homa Bay have dismissed the choice of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as the running mate for Deputy President William Ruto.

Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga and Senator Moses Kajwang on Sunday said a Ruto and Gachagua combination is wrong and Kenyan should reject them.

Wanga claimed the duo have been accused of corruption making them unfit to lead the country.

“The duo ticket is likely to destroy and take Kenya to the wrong path should they capture power. Kenyans should reject them because they are not sensitive to economic development,” Wanga said.

While speaking to journalists in Mbita town, Wanga said Gachagua has no track record.

“The choice of Gachagua is a clear indication that Kenya Kwanza doesn’t support ordinary Kenyans. Their leaders have integrity issues,” she said.

Kajwang said his Tharaka Nithi counterpart Kithure Kindiki was duped to join tanga tanga group with an aim of getting running mate slot.

They were accompanied by former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga and Homa Bay woman rep aspirant Joyce Osogo.

Kajwang claimed the choice of Gachagua as Ruto’s running mate has indicated that mama mboga has been left out.

“The duo ticket is disastrous to the country due to corruption accusations against them. They mislead Kindiki to desert president Uhuru Kenyatta,” Kajwang said.

Magwanga said the current economic challenges facing the country cannot be addressed by the duo.

“They have failed President Uhuru Kenyatta in building the economy. I wonder if they have the capacity to improve the country’s economy,” Magwanga said.

Osogo said Ruto’s choice of Gachagua is an indication that he has no focus on gender equality.

“Kenya Kwanza is not gender sensitive,” Osogo said.

 

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga and Senator Moses Kajwang in Mbita on May 15
Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga and Senator Moses Kajwang in Mbita on May 15
Image: ROBERT OMOLLO
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