Rigathi Gachagua, a Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate, urged on Friday that if he wins the presidency, deputy president William Ruto devote half of his cabinet to the Mt Kenya region.
Gachagua urged Mt Kenyans to vote for Ruto so that they would be rewarded with a substantial portion of the government, speaking at the county economic forum in Embu on Friday."I am filing an application for a 50% share of Ruto's government," Gachagua said.
"However, applying for government stock and obtaining stock are two different things. To get a large percentage, we need to vote in vast numbers."Since ANC Party head Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya colleague Moses Wetangula applied for a 30% share and are working to achieve it, the Mt Kenya region, according to the Mathira MP, should give a large number of votes to increase their share.
"The number of votes we put in support of Ruto will define our ownership of the next administration. As a result, ensure that we vote in huge numbers for Ruto "Gachagua continued.
Mudavadi and Senator Moses Wetang'ula of Bungoma agreed to deliver 70% of Western votes in exchange for a 30% share of the government.Mudavadi will also be appointed as a chief cabinet secretary, while Wetangula will be the National Assembly speaker.
Gachagua also used the opportunity to champion the needs of police officers in the country.He requested Ruto to build boarding schools that will accommodate the needs of police officers in the country.
He explained that the many deployments in the force inconvenience the children's learning."They have requested this in the spirit of Bottoms up since the only existing boarding schools belong to children of high ranking officers," he added.