Confused Gachagua Now Softening His Hard Stance On Kenya Kwanza Dialogue With Raila.....

[SIZE=7]Gachagua Invites Raila for Exit Talks With Ruto[/SIZE]
[li]By PAUL KURGAT on 29 January 2023 - 4:20 pm[/li]
DP Rigathi Gachagua and President William Ruto
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday, January 29, gave President William Ruto the green light to engage Azimio party leader Raila Odinga.

Speaking during a thanksgiving service in Narok County, Gachagua asked Ruto to have a sit-down with Raila to plan his peaceful retirement from politics.

However, he remained categorically clear that the head of state should not enter into a handshake with the Azimio chief.
DP Rigathi Gachagua addresses the congregation during a thanksgiving service at the Ole Ntimama Stadium in Narok County on January 29, 2023.

“You should only consider having only one discussion: his exit and permanent retirement from the politics of Kenya. That, you will have our blessing,” Gachagua remarked.

In a gloves-off attack on Odinga, the Deputy President clapped back at the former Premier, who rubbished his self-proclaimed title of son of a freedom fighter.

Gachagua dismissed claims that the late Jaramogi Oginga was central to fighting for the freedoms of Kenyans, arguing that he was a pain in the neck to the government in charge.

“His father (Jaramogi) disturbed Uhuru’s (the late Jomo Kenyatta). Raila disturbed Moi and Kibaki and landed Uhuru in a ditch and now he wants us to talk so that we can get him a position,” the DP fired back.

He declared that he would, effective immediately, desist from engaging the Azimio chief and assigned the role to the leader of the Majority in the National Assembly - Kimani Ichung’wah.

On his part, President Ruto declared that he would not pay attention, nor would he fold to the sideshows of the opposition leader.

Meanwhile, Ichung’wah hit back at Odinga over his demands on the constitution of the selection panel meant to pick the new Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners.

He argued that the procedure was among those pushed during former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime and was meant to benefit Azimio through the recruitment of the Cherera Four.

Azimio Leader Raila Odinga addressing crowd at Jacaranda Grounds on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

During the Kamukunji declaration, Odinga made it absolutely clear that he had no interest whatsoever to enter into a handshake with the government.

He declared that he did not recognize Ruto as the head of state and demanded his immediate resignation and that of his appointees.

Raila on his part has disputed claims from Chebukati that a section of Azimio politicians wanted to bribe him to change the August 9 presidential election results.
From right to left: Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni, former Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, NARC leader Martha Karua, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Azimio leader Raila Odinga dance during a church service at Jesus Teaching Ministry (JTM) Church in Donholm, Nairobi on January 29, 2023.

“Chebukati stated that some people tried to bribe him…also, Guliye and Molu. Ask them what did they come to ask me when they visited my house. Inform them that I have photos and I can expose them,” Raila stated.

Further, Raila claimed that the tribunal led by Court of Appeal Judge Aggrey Muchelule was a political witch-hunt against former IEBC vice-chair Juliana Cherera and Co.

Nothing will give a deputy president hard time in this Kenya than handshake of the president and opposition leader. Gashangua knows the stakes . Even here in ktalk , small thieves take advantage of big wigs beefs to express their sentiments . Incase the big wigs ceasefire small boys hibernate for a while coz individually they have little power.
Case study ; msito uhuru/ ruto/ Rao/ pharmacy/uwesmakende/tauren/weyn .

Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair Wafula Chebukati has threatened to take Azimio leader Raila Odinga to court over claims that three commissioners visited his house.
In a demand letter dated Tuesday, January 31, Chebukati gave Raila seven days to produce the CCTV footage to prove claims that he visited his house before announcing the 2022 presidential election results.
During the Jacaranda rally on Sunday, January 29, Odinga claimed that Chebukati and ex-commissioners Boya Molu, and Abdi Guliye visited his house.

In the letter, the lawyer noted that their client was aggrieved that the ODM leader did not take any caution while making the remarks injuring Chebukati’s reputation.

“Further, our Client is aggrieved that you took no caution or responsibility while making the adverse remarks with the consequence that our Client has suffered and continues to suffer serious reputational injury, taking into account his status and position as former Chairman of IEBC,” the statement read in part.

In the document signed by lawyer Steve Ogola, the former IEBC boss threatened legal action if the video is not made available within the time frame.

“Our instructions are to demand from you, as of right, which we hereby do, to be furnished with the alleged video footage within seven days from the date hereof…Kindly take notice that if we do not receive the video footage demanded hereinabove, within the Demand Period, we shall be constrained to institute appropriate adverse but lawful proceedings against you”.

While addressing supporters at the Jacaranda grounds on January 29, the former Prime Minister threatened to leak the video footage.
“I want to ask you, what did you come to do at my house? What did you ask of me? And I have footage for that, you play with me, and I will release it,” Odinga remarked

The remarks by the former Premier also elicited a response from President William Ruto, who challenged the Azimio chief to substantiate his claims.

Ruto maintained that it was Raila who invited the three former commissioners and him to clarify why he, a presidential candidate, would host IEBC officials before the announcement of the results.


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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua invited former President Uhuru Kenyatta and every other Kenyan for talks over a tax payment plan.

Speaking during a meeting with senators in Mombasa on Thursday, February 2, Gachagua responded to Uhuru, saying that every Kenyan must pay tax.

He noted that he was alive to the huge amount of unpaid taxes owed by some individuals and that the government was open to working out a repayment module.

"Make arrangements, and pay it and if you have a problem with what we are asking you to pay, we are open to discussion. Come, and we will agree on how you can pay in bits, say Ksh1 billion every month until you are done.

“There is no problem and there is no need of making noise. What belongs to God belongs to God, and what belongs to Ceasar belongs to him,” the DP noted.

The DP also trolled Uhuru’s regime, stating that the money they seized from him after his accounts were frozen over graft cases was refunded.

On January 31, Uhuru responded to calls from Kenya’s Kwanza government to have his family and former President Daniel Moi pay taxes, including land rates.

The former President stated that he was unbothered by the noise of idle politicians and would continue minding his own business.

Tax collection became a major point of discussion after President Ruto claimed that those pushing Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga to stage political rallies are tax evaders.

The European Business Council (EBC) Kenyan chapter on Thursday, February 2, called on President William Ruto’s government to suspend the planned increase in the excise stamp rates.

The council sounded an alarm noting that such a decision would adversely affect Kenyan products and the purchasing power of the general consumers.

EBC Kenya was responding to calls by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) whose traders asked the Head of State to rescind the decision to increase the rates of excise stamps.

“We support the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KMA) on this and we also would like the government to put this on hold as it will no doubt have serious financial repercussions for businesses here,” European Business Council (EBC) Kenya warned the government.
European Union Ambassador to Kenya Simon Mordue.

Kenya Association of Manufacturers advised that such high tax rates will make local products less competitive compared to regional goods.

The high tax rate will automatically be passed down to the final consumer by producers and importers of alcoholic drinks.

At the same time, KMA lamented that the recent 6.3 percent adjustment for inflation that came into effect in October 2022 made Kenyan products more expensive.

Ruto winning was painful but that I can live with, what kills me slowly everyday is seeing Gachagua’s ugly face, brown teeth and hearing his low IQ shit every fucking day