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Gachagua Now Says He Wants 50 Per cent Share of Government If Ruto Wins Election

Deputy President William Ruto's running mate in Kenya Kwanza Alliance Rigathi Gachagua has asked that the Mt Kenya region be given a larger share of government if Ruto wins the August elections.

At a rally in Embu, the Mathira Member of Parliament asked DP Ruto to allocate a 50 per cent share of government to the Mt Kenya region if it turns out in large numbers to vote for him.

"I am applying for a 50 per cent share of Ruto's government. But proposing for a bigger share means that you turn up in large numbers to vote for Ruto in August," he said as quoted by the Star newspaper.

Gachagua added that Amani National Congress, ANC Party leader and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula were working hard to get their 30 per cent share in government that they applied for during the signing of the deed of agreement.

The duo had been tasked to deliver 70 per cent of Western Kenya votes so as to benefit from the deal that will see Mudavadi scoop the Prime Cabinet Secretary post and Wetangula become a Speaker in parliament.

The Deputy President is working towards consolidating the Central Kenya region to vote for him. Analysts say that he needs at least 80 per cent of the region's votes in order to beat Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

Gachagua has been touted as a good mobiliser and would convince his backyard to turn out in large numbers and vote for Ruto. In fact, this character of his was one of the things that made Ruto choose him over Kithure Kindiki.

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