Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has extended an Olive branch to Azimio leaders on the condition that they stop protests.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony for the affordable housing project in Starehe, Nairobi, DP Gachagua said the Kenya Kwanza government is willing to work with opposition leaders for the sake of development.
“Our brothers(Azimio) were complaining that we are not involving them in government investments. We want to tell them to come here today, if they have plans to change the lives of Kenyans they should come and work with President Ruto,” he said.
DP Gachagua gave an example of Gulf Africa Chairman Suleiman Shabal, who has partnered with the government on the affordable housing project.
“Shabal is a leader within the Azimio coalition but we are working with him because he has something to offer the people of Kenya,” Gachagua said.
“We are also asking the rest to come and partner with the government. What we wouldn’t agree with them is on protests.”
Gachagua also mentioned Lang’ata MP Phelix Odiwuor ‘Jalang’o’ saying he had chosen to work with the government.
“Jalang’o is now in our camp because after meeting President William Ruto at State House on matters of development, he was chased from the Azimo meeting,” he said.
The DP further called on Daragoretti North MP Beatrice Elachi to join the Kenya Kwanza bandwagon as it only focuses on development.
“I am so happy to see Beatrice Elachi, we want you with us, if I see you at the demonstrations I will be sad, we know you don’t know how to throw stones,” he said.