In the latest media interview just before his announcement as Kenya Kwanza running mate on Sunday, May 15, the legislator said moving around with William Ruto can be financially draining in terms of fueling cars as well as taking care of one’s entourage.
“By the way, working with William Ruto is a very tasking exercise in terms of money. Moving with this man around the country, you can go broke,
“You are going out with William Ruto you need to fuel your car; you need to find a place for your driver and bodyguard. You need to give money to Harambee’s. It is (financially) consuming,” Gachagua revealed.
The former personal assistant to President Uhuru Kenyatta further dismissed claims that some of the politicians were being paid heavily to dump ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party for William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza.
The former Molo District Officer said that if chasing money was a factor, many politicians would be close to President Uhuru Kenyatta since he has his own wealth and controls the state wallet.
“Money is not why we are with William Ruto. We don’t go to Ruto to withdraw Money,
“If we wanted money, we would go to President Uhuru Kenyatta because he is the man who has money, both his own and that of the state,” he said.
Gachagua, who beat Tharaka Nithi senator Kithure Kindiki to be named William Ruto’s presidential running mate, instead said that the presidential hopeful has been attracting leaders due to his respect for other leaders in his camp.
“We like William Ruto because he has respect for elected leaders. He has time and respect for their thoughts. He takes value for what I think and lets me say it. He is a very truthful man,’’ Gachagua said.