On Friday, January 6, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua toured the vote-rich Mt Kenya region.
In a statement in a Tweet Gachagua revealed that he had trekked for over an hour on the slopes of Mt Kenya.
While at Fairmount Mount Kenya Safari Club at the foot of Mount Kenya, the second in command revealed that he faced Mt Kenya where he made a special prayer to ‘Mwene Nyaga’.
Gachagua said he took time to thank God for his mercy and kindness to the people of Kenya and for giving the ruling Kenya Kwanza government the freedom they are now enjoying.
He went ahead to reveal that he asked God to help President William Ruto to accomplish his pre-election campaign pledges made during the campaigning period.
“Facing Mount Kenya, I prayed to ‘Mwene Nyaga’ to give good health and wisdom to our Great Leader President as he embarks on the economic transformation of our nation and the restoration of the dignity of the Kenyan people,” Gachagua said in Tweet.
Gachagua hailed Mt Kenya as not only calm and stoic but also the most sacred place among the local communities.
“Mlima (Mt Kenya) is calm, steady, and stoic na iko sawa,” Gachagua tweeted.
The son of a Mau Mau fighter further said he spared some of his time to cross River Rikkia, which he said rekindled the memories of the Mau Mau war.
“I took time to thank God for his mercy and kindness to the people of Kenya and for giving us the freedom we are now enjoying,” he added.
The former Mathira MP has in the recent past been exchanging bitter words with Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja over the governor’s plan of decongesting the city.