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Gachagua calls for unity, insists strongholds will be rewarded

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 Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua. [File, Standard]

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has vowed to continue with his mission to unite voters in areas regarded as Kenya Kwanza strongholds ahead of the 2027 General Election.

The Deputy President agreed with seven United Democratic Alliance MPs who backed him in demanding that the zones that voted for President William Ruto in the August 9, 2022 poll should receive a significant portion of resource allocation.

During the opening of Kishermoruak Boys Secondary School and the launch of the Narok West Constituency’s five-year strategic plan, the Deputy President said there is a need for leaders in counties to be on the same page when it comes to implementing development projects.

The DP said one way to stimulate grassroots development is through the allocation of resources to constituencies, and over the years, the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) has significantly transformed the nation.

“Transformation is achievable through proper and strategic planning, which is why I joined Narok West MP Gabriel Tongoyo at Kishermoruak Boys High School for the launch of the constituency’s strategic plan, 2023-2027, which I encourage all our leaders to emulate,” said Gachagua.

Through the NG-CDF, the Narok West MP is poised to commission 38 mobile laboratories for Junior Secondary Schools to promote research skills for students.

The DP was with Narok Governor Patrick Ole Ntutu and seven MPs, including Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West), Francis Sigei (Sotik), Sitati Wanyama (Webuye West), John Gitonga (Manyatta), John Mbai (Kitui East), Benjamin Gathiru (Embakasi Central), and East African Legislative Assembly’s David Sankok.

Gachagua said his strategy to unite Kenya Kwanza stronghold counties will be informed by government projects.

Gitonga led the legislators in a declaration of support for Gachagua’s push for resource allocation to Kenya Kwanza strongholds, ensuring they receive a significant share of the resource allocation.

“I have heard people advising the Deputy President to halt the unity mission to unite the country, and suggesting that he should slow down. However, we are urging him to go full throttle and bring the people together,” said Gitonga.

Mbai echoed the same sentiments, saying the opposition zones should not receive an equal level of development compared to the Kenya Kwanza strongholds. He said they should be rewarded for their significant role in voting for Ruto.

“We should distinguish between the State and the government when it comes to resource allocation. Those who worked diligently to bring this government to power should be duly rewarded.”

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