Leave Ichung'wah, Nyoro alone - Gachagua tells Azimio leaders

Gachagua said Azimio leaders are being used to put Mount Kenya leaders against each other.

In Summary
  • The DP claimed that the previous regime destroyed leaders from the Mount Kenya region.
  • Gachagua said that Ichung'wah is a respected leader in the central region who is focused.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua speaking in Kegogi, Kisii County.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua speaking in Kegogi, Kisii County.
Image: PCS

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has come to the defence of National Assembly Majority leader Kimani Ichung'wah and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro over accusations that they were masterminds of the Northlands city invasion.

Northlands City is owned by the family of former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking on Wednesday, Gachagua said Azimio leaders are being used to put Mount Kenya leaders against each other.

"Azimio leaders should leave us alone, leave Kimani Ichung'wa and Ndindi Nyoro alone. They are used to me but they will not take me anywhere. If they want to know who we are, they should ask [Uhuru] former president Uhuru Kenyatta, he knows us well," he said.

"They tried to fight us when he was president but it did not succeed I don't know how he can fight us when he is out of government."

The DP claimed that the previous regime destroyed leaders from Mount Kenya region.

Gachagua said that Ichung'wah is a respected leader in the central region who is focused.

This comes after Ichung'wa was put on the spot over his sentiments regarding the invasion of farms owned Kenyatta family

In the clip, Ichung'wa is heard urging the former President to desist from allegedly funding the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition anti-government demos.

"When a Kenyan’s property is invaded, then we will also invade your land, and ask homeless Kenyans to settle on them. Don’t think that only the ordinary Kenyan will lose their property," he said then.

"Even you will pay a price if you continue to instigate violence and bloodshed in this country. That is my message to none other than Uhuru Kenyatta."

Ichung’wah defended himself saying he was only relaying a message that the people of Mount Kenya had been saying about the Kenyattas.

"I am a resident of Central Kenya, and I know what the people there are saying about the former first family. On March 20, I only relayed what the people of Mount Kenya had been saying about the Kenyattas," he said.

"If I am guilty of anything, then it is voicing what Central Kenya constituents think about the Kenyattas."

On Monday, goons invaded Northlands City farm in Ruiru and destroyed property.

The group was armed with power saws and machetes and felled a number of trees before escaping with an unknown number of sheep.

Ichung’wah claimed the attacks on the said land and the Spectre East Africa Limited associated with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga were orchestrated to paint Gachagua, Nyoro and him in a bad light.

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