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Atwoli: Everytime Rigathi Gachagua opens his mouth, Ruto loses half a million votes

by Amos Khaemba

COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has suggested that Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua is a liability to the presidential bid of the Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flags bearer William Ruto.

Taking to Twitter on Friday, May 27, the outspoken COTU boss said Ruto has lost more potential votes since he named Gachagua as his running mate.

According to Atwoli, every time the Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential running mate talks, Ruto loses 500,000 votes.

Atwoli, the self-declared DP Ruto’s critic Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential running mate Martha Karua has changed the dynamics of the 2022 presidential race.

“Martha Karua is indeed a game-changer unlike her equivalent elsewhere who when he opens his mouth 500,000 votes disappear!” the COTU boss said on Twitter.

Atwoli’s sentiments come after a clip surfaced online where William Ruto’s 2022 presidential running mate is heard warning the Rift Valley residents against voting for independent candidates in the coming August polls.

Although Kivumbi.co.ke is yet to authenticate the video clip, Gachagua warns that Kenya Defense Forces will only recruit from constituencies with UDA elected members.

Last week, the Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential running mate caused uproar after he suggested that big companies such as Safaricom and Kenya Airways should be sold and proceeds given to smaller traders.

Speaking on Inooro TV on Tuesday, May 24, Rigathi opined that small businesses stand a better chance of paying more taxes than few corporate entities.

“Why have major tax-paying companies like Safaricom and KQ (Kenya airways)? Just sell them and give the money to small businesses.

“Their impact will be thirty times more than from just one big corporate. So we are not chasing big corporates. We are saying that even small and medium investors be taken care of.” Gachagua sent on

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