POLITICAL PROMISES

Gachagua: Chiefs were ordered to mobilize crowds, cheer Raila in Nyeri

Raila and his runningmate Karua pitched tents in Nyeri county on Tuesday

In Summary

•Gachagua alleged that the chiefs were also forced to form part of the crowd that had come to meet the Azimio Coalition leaders and cheer them.

•"The chiefs and their assistants were ordered to dress in full uniform and mobilize wananchi to welcome the Azimio presidential candidate in Karatina," he claimed in a statement on Facebook.

Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua and presidential candidate William Ruto.
Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua and presidential candidate William Ruto.
Image: RIGATHI GACHAGUA/FACEBOOK

Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua claims state officers were forced to mobilise crowds to attend ODM leader Raila Odinga's rally in Nyeri county.

Raila and his runningmate Martha Karua pitched tents in Nyeri county on Tuesday where they held a series of rallies.

They were flanked by local and national leaders who accompanied them during the campaign trail.

In a statement, Gachagua alleged that the chiefs were also forced to form part of the crowd that had come to meet the Azimio Coalition leaders and cheer them.

"The chiefs and their assistants were ordered to dress in full uniform and mobilize wananchi to welcome the Azimio presidential candidate in Karatina," he claimed in a statement on Facebook.

"When wananchi declined to welcome the Azimio team, the deputy county commissioner ordered the chiefs and their assistants while dressed in their official regalia to form part of the crowd so as to cheer and clap for the Azimio presidential candidate."

Gachagua condemned the alleged use of chiefs and their assistants for political reasons.

He vowed that their administration will restore the respect of public servants.

"The Kenya Kwanza manifesto speaks candidly on the restoration of dignity and respect of the public service and refraining from using it to manage and interfere with politics," he said.

"I want to assure our chiefs and their assistants within this republic, that the kind of humiliation subjected to their colleagues in Mathira East sub-county this morning will be a thing of the past in our administration."

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