Ruto Orders Probe Into KSh 6B Scandal Involving CS; Gachagua Makes U-turn Over His Shareholders’ Remarks & Raila Reacts After EAPCC Advertised Sale of Contested Land

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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is on the quest of becoming Mt Kenya region kingpin and on Saturday, opinion shapers and over 50 elected leaders from the region backed his unity bid, to strengthen the President William Ruto administration.

Among the attendees of the event at a high-end resort in Nyeri, the first since Ruto and Gachagua rose to power, were members of the Jubilee Party affiliated with retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The DP intensified his efforts to unite the vote-rich region as he changed his hard stance on ‘shareholding in government’ by declaring his willingness to work with those who opposed his and President Ruto’s candidacy in the last general elections.

Gachagua emphasized that the elections are now in the past, and he is ready to work with those who were on the opposing side for the sake of achieving political and economic unity within the region.

Discussions about unity in the region have been prevalent in recent times with many calling for him and former President Uhuru to put aside their political differences to achieve political stability in this influential voting region.

Do you think Dp Gachagua will eventually succeed in uniting Mt Kenya to vote as a bloc in the 2027 elections?

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Ruto Orders Probe Into KSh 6B Scandal Involving CS

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Days after vowing to deal with corrupt individuals in the government, President William Ruto has finally taken quick action in line with the alleged sh 6 billion edible oil scandal.

As relayed by a report covered in Monday’s People Daily publication, the head of state has written a letter to his chief of staff Felix Koskei informing him to order the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission ( EACC) to probe the scandal.

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Gachagua Makes U-turn Over His Shareholders’ Remarks

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In the recent past, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua found himself on the wrong end after his shareholding remarks where he stated that only those communities that contributed a lot to the election of Ruto as the president were to benefit more than other communities in the country.

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Raila Reacts After EAPCC Advertised Sale of Contested Land

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The former prime minister Raila Odinga has now taken issues with East African Portland Cement following their latest decision to advertise the recently recovered land after evictions.

Speaking via a report covered on Monday’s People Daily publication, Mr Odinga has castigated the company for selling the recovered piece of land literally after forcing innocent Kenyans out.

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