An elderly man on Tuesday, May 17, temporarily interrupted Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua’s speech over KSh 1,000 debt claims.
The old man casually identifies as Muchangi approached William Ruto’s running mate as he was addressing mourners and asked him to honor a promise he made to him over 18 years ago so that he would leave for other engagements.
Not even the security could spot Muchangi from a distance to keep him off and by the time they would realize the man was already at the podium.
Efforts by the men in black suits to take him back bore no fruits as the former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s personal assistant told them to let the man be.
The MP stated that the man was his long-term friend adding that he made an agreement with Muchangi over two decades ago that he has to give him KSh 1,000.
“He is my friend, his name is Muchangi. We were together 18 years ago. When we meet I always give him KSh 1000,” Gachagua said as he handed him some cash.
Muchangi excitedly took the money and thanked the vocal legislator as he walked away amid cheers from the mourners.
The deceased James Reriani Gachagua was an elder brother to Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua who was on Sunday, May 15, named as the Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate.
Rigathi was accompanied by Kenya Kwanza‘s top luminaries including Deputy President William Ruto, Amani National Congress (ANC) leader, Musalia Mudavadi, and a host of other leaders allied to Kenya Kwanza for his brother’s funeral.
The deputy president took the time to defend his choice of Rigathi Gachagua to be his running mate saying the Mathira MP is a prayerful man who is concerned about the plight of Kenyans.