Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua speaks during a Sunday Church service in Kwanza Trans Nzoia County on February 11, 2024.

DP Gachagua Assures Kenyans of Economic Revival

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has reiterated Kenya Kwanza’s commitment to repaying debts accrued by the previous regime.

Speaking when he presided over a fundraiser at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Kwanza, Trans Nzoia County, Gachagua said the country will soon come out of its debt situation.

When we came into power, we inherited very huge debts and for the last year, our President William Ruto has been repaying the debt including Eurobond which matures June this year,” Gachagua said.

He urged the opposition leaders to be patient with the ruling regime saying the Kenya Kwanza administration has a plan of reviving the economy.

We run a responsible government and that is why do not want to have Kenya blacklisted. That is why we are asking our opposition leaders to give us time to deliver our mandate to the people of Kenya,” the DP said.

Gachagua was speaking in response to Trans Nzoia County Governor George Natembeya’s remark that the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) had failed to supply drugs to the county because of arrears accrued by his predecessor Patrick Khaemba’s regime.

Shortage of drugs in Trans Nzoia

Natembeya said there was a shortage of drugs in Trans Nzoia facilities despite the county making requisitions and payments.

KEMSA which is under the Ministry of Health led by CS Susan Nakhumicha has not delivered drugs to our county we have paid for because of unsettled debts. We urge Nakhumicha to intervene,” the county boss said.

Natembeya also stated that he should not be dragged into the looming evictions of people occupying over 2,700 acres of Ex-prison land.

I am stating here categorically that I am not involved in the prison land hullabaloo because that was President William Ruto’s declaration when he visited Trans Nzoia on the invitation of some of Kenya Kwanza leaders who are not comfortable with my working relationship with President Ruto and his government,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the country’s second in command also fired a warning shot on Junior school teachers who send away students who report to schools without school uniforms.

We have released capitation fees to all our junior secondary schools and therefore JSS teachers have no business turning away students who do not have school uniforms and have not paid unnecessary fees and levies. Before you send them away we will sack you,” Gachagua warned.

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