Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua last week teased Interior CAS Millicent Omanga, saying it was not easy getting Omanga onto their campaign trucks during the electioneering period last year.
Speaking on Friday during a thanksgiving ceremony of Education CS Ezekiel Machogu in Kisii, DP Gachagua was praising Millicent Omanga for helping William Ruto win the presidency.
Riggy G joked that while Omanga’s contribution to Ruto’s presidency was significant, they often struggled to get her to board or alight campaign trucks.
“Huyu mrembo alisimama na sisi huko Nairobi, ata kama hakupata, alikosa tu kidogo kwa sababu ya siasa ya ukabila hawa kina Arati.
“Huyu msichana alichangia kiasi kikubwa ushindi wa rais William Ruto katika mji wa Nairobi na ni mfanyikazi. Alitembea usiku na mchana. Ata kama alituhangaisha kumpandisha juu ya gari na kumtoa, alitusaidia.”
(This lady supported us in Nairobi and even though she did not win the Woman Rep race, she lost due to tribal politics. She contributed greatly to William Ruto’s win and even though we struggled to get her onto our campaign trucks, she helped us a lot.)
Gachagua noted that it is because of her loyalty and work that President Ruto rewarded Millicent Omanga with a CAS post.
“This is why she was given a big position in the Interior ministry. She will work with Prof Kithure Kindiki.”