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Confirmed: Pres Ruto to Drop Gachagua as His Deputy Before 2027, Leaders Likely to Replace Gachagua Revealed

Ruto’s game plan for more options beyond Mt Kenya in 2027

by Dave
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Kiharu Member of Parliament Hon Ndindi Nyoro, Kirinyaga County Governor Hon Anne Mumbi Waiguru, Hon Alice Wahome of the Lands Ministry, and Prof Kithure Kindiki of the Interior Ministry are just some of the leaders who have been largely mentioned as potential successors to Deputy President Hon Rigathi Gachagua, who appears to be in conflict with his boss, President William Ruto, as per latest media reports.

According to reports verified by this writer on Sunday, June 2, observers say that part of the strategy includes dropping Rigathi Gachagua as deputy and propping up loyalists from the region.

DP. Gachagua during a media presser

DP. Gachagua during a media presser

It has now emerged that the fissures in the region over 2027 succession politics and the alleged fallout with Gachagua have fired up the need for the President’s strategists to escalate the plan.

The DP’s recent outbursts that some of Ruto’s Rift Valley allies are being used to divide Mount Kenya and undermine him let the cat out of the bag as tensions continue to boil over.

Critically, Gachagua’s choice of Ruto’s Uasin Gishu turf as the venue for his remarks also lifted the lid on his determination to take his critics head-on amid fears of a fallout with Ruto.

DP Gachagua addressing supporters

DP Gachagua addressing supporters

“Some few politicians, who are around the President, want to meddle with Mt Kenya politics to fight me. Mt Kenya politics is so complicated, and what we hate is betrayal,” he fired back last weekend.

“As Mount Kenya, we have never interfered with Rift Valley politics and we deserve respect.”

During his Madaraka Day speech in Bungoma, where he appeared to be responding to his Deputy, the head of state made it clear that any leader who thinks that the government can have room for tribal politics is sick in his or her head. But Gachagua, when he attended a church service in Meru on Sunday, June 2, insisted that his Mt Kenya Unity push will go on come what may.

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