Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has broken his silence following critics on his speech during his inauguration ceremony and that of his boss William Ruto, at Kasarani on September 13.
Gachagua launched a scathing attack on the former government and former President Uhuru Kenyatta in the presence of more than 10 heads of states. Uhuru was also present at the function.
In an interview with NTV, the former Mathira MP however explained that he talked like that because he is a truthful person and that is how he had been raised by his parents.
“I talked in Kasarani and some people had a problem with what I said. Some thought that I talked too much truth in front of visitors but I am a truthful leader. I got into trouble with the previous administration because of being truthful, because of saying it as it is. I was brought up that way by my parents. My parents were peasant freedom fighters. I was also brought up in church and I was taught by my parents and pastors that it is good to be truthful,” Gachagua said.
The Deputy President reiterated that the country’s economy was worse than they thought during campaigns.
He however asked Kenyans to be patient with the new administration because they have a plan.
“I told the people of Kenya that we had inherited a dilapidated economy. We have found empty coffers. There is barely no money in this country and we are starting from scratch. I ask the people of Kenya to be patient with us because we have a plan but it can not be immediate because we have found a bad situation. When we were campaigning we didn’t know the situation was that bad until we came to government and asked for a balance sheet,” Gachagua said.