Raila Should Respect Uhuru As Our Former President, DP Gachagua Says
Written by Inka FM on 27 February 2023
- Gachagua accused Raila of “downgrading” the former president by engaging him in public rallies.
- Uhuru said that even though he has retired from politics, he still supports Raila.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has asked Azimio leader Raila Odinga to treat former President Uhuru Kenyatta with respect.
Speaking Sunday during a church service in Mpeketoni, Lamu County, the deputy president accused Raila of “downgrading” the former president by engaging him in public rallies.
“We forgive him for many things, but not for misleading Uhuru Kenyatta,” he said.
Gachagua cited an incident where Uhuru accompanied Raila in a public rally in Nyanza, after the burial of former Education CS George Magoha.
“Please respect our former President. Even if he (Uhuru) was misled and the economy was ruined, he is our respected leader. We want his respect to be upheld, he should not be taken to rallies. It ruins our respect as Kenyans,” Gachagua said.
During the said rally, Uhuru said that even though he has retired from politics, he still supports Raila.
“Even though I have left active politics, I am still a follower of Raila. I supported him that time (during campaigns), and I will still support him because I believe he is an honest person who wants to unite Kenyans. It is democratic and my right to support whoever I want,” the former president said.
“I am retired but not tired. You know my party leader is Raila.”
Here, Uhuru challenged the Kenya Kwanza administration to fulfil its pre-election promises.