Deputy President Gachagua Embarks on Rift Valley Tour

Building Bridges: DP Gachagua's Efforts to Unify Mt. Kenya Communities

Building Bridges: DP Gachagua's Efforts to Unify Mt. Kenya Communities

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is set to begin a two-day tour of the Rift Valley region today, amid speculations of a strained relationship with President William Ruto.

According to a tentative program, Gachagua will address a public gathering at Silverline in Eldoret this afternoon.

On Saturday, he will be the chief guest at an empowerment program at Seiyo Secondary School in Kipchamo ward, Kesses. This event will feature various elected leaders and cabinet secretaries, with succession politics and revenue-sharing formulas expected to dominate discussions.

Gachagua has been a proponent of the one-man, one-shilling principle.

Ahead of the empowerment event, Gachagua will attend the ordination ceremony of the recently appointed Eldoret Catholic Diocese auxiliary bishop John Lelei. The event will be held at the Mother of Apostles Seminary grounds.

On Sunday, the Deputy President will preside over an interdenominational church service at Matharu Primary School in Kesses and later address residents, where he will reaffirm his support for President Ruto and Kenya’s Kwanza agenda.

The visit coincides with President Ruto’s return to the country after concluding his state visit to the US.

Gachagua, who is spearheading the one-man, one-shilling sharing formula, has faced strong opposition from a cross-section of leaders. He advocates for increased resources for populous regions.

“The push for this formula is not just about our region’s high population but it is because it is the right thing to do. We are committed to ensuring fairness in the sharing of national revenue,” he stated at an event in Kiambu.

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