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Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura Denies Reports of a Split Between Ruto and Gachagua

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Newly appointed Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura has dismissed recent claims suggesting a disagreement between President William Ruto and Deputy Rigathi Gachagua.
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Newly appointed Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura has dismissed recent claims suggesting a disagreement between President William Ruto and Deputy Rigathi Gachagua.

Reports of a potential rift between the two leaders surfaced over the weekend, stemming from differences between the Head of State and Gachagua regarding the allocation of resources to regions that strongly supported the Kenya Kwaza regime in the previous general election.

During a Monday night interview on a local TV station, Mwaura labeled these allegations as media-driven and unfounded. He emphasized that both the president and his deputy share a common agenda.

Mwaura affirmed the government’s commitment to serving all Kenyan citizens impartially, regardless of their voting history. However, he noted that individuals who supported the current administration would receive priority in government appointments due to their alignment with the government’s vision.

He stated, “Every Kenyan has an equal opportunity to access government offerings. While it’s true that those who collaborated with the President and the Deputy may receive preferential treatment for certain positions, the President is reaching out to all citizens, even those who did not vote for him, to ensure our nation’s progress.”

Mwaura highlighted his belief that there is no substantial difference between the President and the Deputy’s stance on resource allocation, attributing any perceived discrepancy to media misrepresentation. He urged the media not to create divisions between the President and his Deputy.

On Friday, President Ruto distanced himself from Gachagua’s statements about resource allocation, describing them as outdated and regressive. He pledged a united approach to development for all regions in Kenya during his working tour of the Nyanza region.

President Ruto stated, “It is backward to suggest that any part of Kenya should be denied development based on voting patterns. We will progress together as a united nation.”

During the commissioning of a Ksh150 million Level Four hospital project in Urenga, Ugenya sub-county, President Ruto emphasized that every region in Kenya deserved development, as its residents contribute taxes to support the government.

Gachagua, on the other hand, remained steadfast in his support of his earlier statements on resource allocation. He maintained that allies of Kenya Kwanza should receive significant benefits for their support of William Ruto’s administration. Gachagua’s stance remained unchanged during a church service in Kapsabet, Nandi County.