Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has defended the Kenya Kwanza administration’s new move, which appears to be aimed at retired President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio la Umoja Raila Odinga’s businesses.
Speaking on Sunday, March 5, Gachagua Gachagua stated that their goal was not to destroy the two leaders’ businesses, but to end their monopoly and create a level playing field for all Kenyans.
“We have said that they have been selling us cylinders and gas at expensive prices and now we will bring in more people to end the monopoly, and it will remain that way,” Gachagua said.
He added,“In the milk sector, we had one person controlling it. That’s why they did not want us in power. They wanted to continue exploiting Kenyans and enriching themselves.”
On Friday the Second in Command while in Eldoret claimed that the challenges confronting the milk sector were caused by a monopoly held by one family, which he accused of buying out all of the country’s milk companies. The DP stated that this was part of the agricultural reforms he was leading, which included the sub-sectors of dairy, coffee, and tea.
According to the DP, the previous regime groomed Raila in a bid to continue monopolizing the businesses and safeguard their interests.
“They knew why they did not want us to take the throne because they wanted to continue with State Capture. We are going to open up the sectors and ensure we all benefit,” he stated.
Gachagua also vowed to release names of former senior government officials who allegedly stole Ksh 16 billion before the Kenya Kwanza administration took over.
“These people robbed the nation. In the next few days I will be releasing details of billions of shillings looted from public coffers in the last three months of the Uhuru administration and announce the ministers and PSs responsible so that Kenyans can know,” he said.