The picking of a running mate has been a continuous process for the last 6 months. The ultimate decision was his but he also needed to hear leaders from the region so that he could make an informed decision
DP Ruto settled on Rigathi after a 16 hour stalemate.Ruto took charge of selection process after disagreements on Saturday.Rigathi and Senator Kithure Kindiki remained as top contenders.
Rigathi Gachagua: The deputy president made 30 calls in each of the 11 counties and talked to different people women, and youth while putting them on speakerphone and collected their views. The exercise that was going on for 17hrs was not to decide who will be the running mate.
Rigathi Gachagua: An allegation is not a conviction. When I was intimidated to support the handshake and I refused, the criminal justice system was set against me. Mine is political just like so many others.
Rigathi Gachagua has had over 30 years’ experience in public service.The MP served as an aide to Pres. Kenyatta when he was minister.Rigathi joined elective politics in 2017 under the Jubilee party.
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