Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s apology has been dismissed by Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo as insincere saying it was only for political gains.

Speaking during an interview with KTN, the legislator claimed that the apology issued by the Deputy President to the former first lady as a ruse to gain bis popularity back within the Mt. Kenya Region.

“I think it’s a result of the things that are happening in Mt. Kenya region. There is some disquiet that is building, there are those that are contending to replace him from his seat and that is public knowledge,” Otiende told KTN.

According to him, Gachagua has lost popularity in the Mt Kenya region as other leaders seek to replace him as the region’s kingpin.

“He needs all the friends that he can gather and that includes Uhuru Kenyatta, the much the better for him,” he said

In the interview, Otiende further said that due to high taxation, the people from the Mt Kenya region are slowly losing their interest with him and therefore, it is hurting the Kenya Kwanza Government regime.

“There is disquiet over the actions that have been taken first in terms of over-taxation because they have realised it is extremely harmful to many business people and ordinary citizens in Mt. Kenya. They are trying to entreat themselves to the ordinary citizens by appearing to go back on a number of things that they have stood by,” he said.

His remarks came a day after the Deputy President rendered his apology to the first lady during an interview with Kameme tv in his Karen residence.

“I am sorry for involving Mama Ngina Kenyatta in the last general elections politics. She is our mother. I therefore ask for forgiveness on behalf of our team for any inconvenience caused to her. I will never allow anyone to demean her or anyone from the region,” Gachagua’s apology.

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