DP Gachagua: Kalonzo Would Have Been Foreign Affairs Minister In Kenya Kwanza Gov’t

Written by on 17 April 2023

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has intimated that Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka would have been awarded the mandate of leading the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if he chose to join the Kenya Kwanza coalition.

Speaking during a thanksgiving service at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday, DP Gachagua said that President William Ruto had intended to make Kalonzo the Cabinet Secretary for the ministry up until he insisted on remaining in the Azimio la Umoja coalition.

President Ruto was gracious nonetheless, Gachagua added, that he chose to “return the position to Ukambani” and award it to Alfred Mutua who is the current CS heading the docket.

“During the handshake between Raila and government you only had one Cabinet Secretary and now the president has given you three. The seat belonged to Kalonzo, and if he came he would have gotten it but he chose to stay in Azimio,” said Gachagua. 

“The president said ‘Okay I wanted to give Kalonzo the ministry of foreign affairs but since he has chosen to go there I will return the position here in Machakos’ and he gave it to Alfred Mutua.”

Launching a charm offensive on the Ukamabani nation, DP Gachagua urged leaders to work with government so that they benefit from services delivered by the government.

He discouraged citizens from joining or supporting the anti-government protests and instead work towards bolstering President Ruto’s vision of building the nation.

“People of Ukambani this is a defining moment for this region. I want to ask this community and the leadership, when we look at the issues facing Ukambani like water, those issues will be sorted when you are part and parcel of government,” he said. 

“You have no business in the streets, destroying property, putting sufurias on your head and the Kamba people cannot follow a leader who destroys property because it is against what the Kamba people believe in.”

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