In December 2022, a top decision-making organ of the Kenya Kwanza administration trained its guns on State officers who campaigned against President William Ruto’s election.
Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group, at a meeting opened by DP Rigathi Gachagua, resolved that the administrators be shown the door immediately for their alleged roles in the Azimio campaigns.
The DP last month confirmed that he was responsible for the reshuffling and sacking of regional commissioners believed to have endorsed Raila’s fifth presidential bid in the August 9, elections.
Among those who were singled out include Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Maalim Mohamed his Wajir counterpart Jacob Narengo and the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) Director General Silas Kinoti.
Others who were accused of actively campaigning for Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party include Trans Nzoia County Commissioner Samson Ojwang, Stephen Kihara (Uasin Gishu), and Erastus Mbui (Nakuru) accused of actively campaigning for the Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
But on Tuesday, January 10, Jubilee Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni took issues with the former Mathira MP over what he termed as weaponizing some State departments.
Kioni who was speaking to journalists in Nyahururu accused the second in command of being the mastermind in punishing some of the chiefs and county commissioners who campaigned against President William Ruto.
He said that Gachagua’s die is cast and that the president was using his running mouth as a canon to hit others.
“For Gachagua, the die is cast… William (President Ruto) is done with you, he is using your loose mount as a canon to hit others,” Kioni said.
The former Ndaragua MP further predicted that the Kenya kwanza government will not retain the win in the 2027 General Election.
“Given the trend, we have seen in the last 100 days plus, this is a one-term government. The same Kenyans who put them in government are the same Kenyans who will stop them,” Kioni said.