Kenyans have every reason to fear a presidency with Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua in it, ODM leader Raila Odinga's Spokesman Dennis Onyango has said.
Gachagua stands a chance of being the next Deputy President, after landing the running mate role of DP William Ruto, a frontrunner in the top race.
Onyango says that Gachagua's former profession as an administrator is scary, especially in a country where such people have been seen causing trouble.
He points out that even former Minister Nicholas Biwott was a former District Officer like Gachagua and what happened under his regime was not right.
For Onyango, it's possible that what was seen during Biwott's time, including detentions and assassinations, could return through Gachagua, and Kenyans need to be very afraid of him.
"Kenyans were fairly happy when arap Moi took over from Kenyatta. All was well until former DO called Biwott appeared and took over. Detentions. Assassinations. Disappearances. They begun to happen as Moi carried his Bible to church every Sunday. Be wary of former DOs," he says in a tweet.
His concerns come at a time when some leaders, including Ruto allies, are already opposed to Gachagua, terming him too dictatorial and abrasive.
He has, however, denied such, further saying that he won't make life impossible for Ruto if they win, which is one of the concerns his critics are raising.
Biwott, before joining politics, served as South Imenti and Tharaka Dictict Officer.
Onyango's boss, Raila, is also in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, and is considered the other main contender in the race besides Ruto.
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