Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate Rigathi Gachagua on Friday asked deputy president William Ruto to allocate a 50 per cent share of his government to the Mt Kenya region in the event he wins the presidency.
Speaking in Embu on Friday during the county economic forum, Gachagua urged Mt Kenya people to invest their votes in Ruto so that they can be rewarded with a big share of the government.
“I am proposing an application for 50 per cent of Ruto’s government. Our ownership of this coming government will be determined by the number of votes we cast in favour of Ruto. Therefore, make sure we turn out in large numbers and vote for Ruto,” he said.
The Mathira MP said since ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi applied for a 30 per cent share and is working towards achieving it, the Mt Kenya region should deliver many votes to raise their share.
“Applying for government shares is one thing and getting the share is another. For us to get a big share we must vote in large numbers,” he said.
Mudavadi and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula signed to deliver 70 per cent of the Western votes in order to receive a 30 per cent share of the government.
Besides, Mudavadi will be appointed a chief cabinet secretary while Wetangula will be the speaker of the National Assembly.
Further, the running mate nominee requested Ruto to build boarding schools for the children of workers in the National Police Service countrywide.
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 boarding schools existing belong to children of high ranking officers,” he added.