Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has apologized to former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta for involving her their creative political jabs during the 2022 General Elections Period.

“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 said during an interview.

The Deputy President asking for forgiveness from the fist lady expressed remorse over the despicable behaviour exhibited towards her during the political activities of the last general election.

Acknowledging the divisive atmosphere of the political landscape at the time, he emphasized the importance of unity and respect within the Mt Kenya region.

The political jabs were mostly aimed at her son the Former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“In 2022, politics had deteriorated to a deplorable state. There was a regrettable lack of respect, with insults being hurled at Mama Ngina, and I’m very sorry for that. We humbly request her forgiveness,” Gachagua said.

In the interview Gachagua insisted on the importance of respecting the former president who received a lot attack that took to the extent of property destruction.

“The former President Uhuru Kenyatta is our son. We worked together for 17 years and only disagreed for 2 years and now that’s the past. I pray for him in his retirement. Uhuru is one of us. We shall talk with everyone.”

He further emphasized the importance of respecting Uhuru, highlighting his significant role within the Kikuyu community.

He said that he is looking forward to meeting any leader whether in Azimio or any other affiliation noting that Uhuru should also be respected.

“He is our son and we love him. I directed the regional leaders to desist from attacking the retired President. We still love him, if he wronged us, that is past and it’s not meaningful as all what we need is peace and unity of our people, ”Gachagua said.

He called upon the leaders from the Mt Kenya community to unite while emphasizing on the importance of unity amongst them.

“I’m out to reach out to all leaders in the Mt Kenya region including church leaders and community elders, there are those who have been attacking me indirectly in the government and I always reach out to them in private and seek out any difference,” he said.

Gachagua in the interview conducted at his residence condemned the divisive tactics employed during the 2022 elections and vowed to promote a culture of unity and respect across the country.

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