Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says he will not change how he speaks.
During a joint interview with television stations in the country, Rigathi was faced with a question regarding how he addresses the public from one of the journalists.
"To some they say you appear to be always in a combative mode. Some say at any opportunity with the microphone you lecture Kenyans. Is the truthful man a bitter man?"
In his defence, the deputy president said he will not change how he speaks.
"Kenyans just like I said have a right to say what they want. This is democracy. Kenyans have every right to describe my character. I am a person and you should have known me by now. I speak from my heart; I say what is in my heart. I am a truthful man, I am an honest man. Kenyans are not used to honesty and many people have a problem with that," said Rigathi.
The DP further justified himself.
"I accept and welcome criticism from the media, social media and everybody. But let me tell you; nobody will ever change me, I am natural. I will never change my language; I will never change my character. I will never change the way I speak, I will always speak from my heart, unless the people of Kenya tell me to stop. And as I go round the country as I do, I am everywhere, Kenyans urge me on," said Rigathi.
Rigathi revisited his speech on inauguration day.
"We are not bitter with anybody. What people mistake with bitterness is the truth. You know many people do not want to hear the truth. When I said in Kasarani stadium that we inherited a dilapidated economy, people thought I am bitter with President Uhuru Kenyatta. I was just simply being honest.
When I said we found empty coffers, I was simply being honest. People mistake bitterness with being honesty. We harbour no bitterness." said Rigathi.