Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua shed light on the source of his conflict with Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria during a church service at ACK St James Cathedral, Kiambu County.
Kuria and Gachagua have in recent months been involved in a public war of words due to a tussle over who is supposed to be the king pin of Mt Kenya politics.
The CS who is known for never mincing his words escalated the war on Saturday when he said that tribal kingpins who have been wrestling for the control of regions can now take to the stage after the exit of King Charles.
“Sasa venye King amerudi kwao (Now that King Charles is back to England), fake Kingpins you can take over,” CS Kuria said.
After keeping quiet all this while DP finally addressed the matter yesterday.
According to him the rift arose when Gachagua supported Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi for the county’s top position in the lead-up to the 2022 general elections.
At that time, Kuria was also in the running for Kiambu Governor, alongside other candidates.
However, they all lost to Wamatangi, and Gachagua expressed that those who competed against Wamatangi have harbored resentment towards him for supporting the now-Governor.
Gachagua accused CS Kuria of exaggerating minor issues to incite political turmoil and clarified that he is fully committed to working alongside President William Ruto to serve the people, rather than pursuing any so-called “kingship.”
He also questioned the concept of a “kingpin” role in the constitution, emphasizing that it doesn’t exist. Gachagua pledged to address leadership disputes in Kiambu to ensure effective governance in the region.
Furthermore, Gachagua shared his dedication to resolving the issues in Kiambu and expressed the President’s commitment to not allowing the region’s governance to falter. He committed to working towards unity in Kiambu.
The DP is today morning set to meet all elected leaders from Kiambu.