Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, on Friday, November 11, promised to change the lives of government officials who reportedly suffered in the last regime.
Speaking at Mitihani House, where he marked the start of national examinations in the country, Gachagua lamented the living conditions of the state officers.
“I also know our assistant County Commissioners have no dignity because they travel by matatu, they live behind shops in a single room that has no toilet facility, and yet they are expected to have authority over the people,” he complained.
The DP noted that the current government would see a change in the type of residents lived by these officials and that they would all get vehicles.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua addressing the Youth Connekt Hub Africa, Rwanda on Thursday, October 13, 2022.
Youth Connekt Hub Africa “We must dignify our officers in the National Government Administration by getting them offices, good residences and making sure they have vehicles that have fuel so that they can perform,” he posed.
Gachagua further added that the past government misused the county officials in campaigning for their preferred candidate.
“Let us facilitate government officers. I felt bad when you were being misused. The previous administration used them negatively to campaign for Azimio and to harass teachers. That is not your work.”
The DP recounted his past, explaining how his tough childhood motivated him to succeed.
On September 7, Nakuru senator, Tabitha Karanja, urged the government to provide fuel for public servants.
A section of Kenyans, however, criticised her for the sentiments arguing that she called for more favours despite being new in office.
While speaking to Kenyans.co.ke on September 7, Karanja clarified her statement and emphasized that the fuel allowance would benefit all politicians.
“Let me make it clear, I was not asking for the kitty for myself because I can do with or without it. I was looking out for the young politicians,” Karanja explained.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua addressing citizens at the Agricultural Society of Kenya Mombasa International Show at Mkomani Showground on Thursday, November 3, 2022.
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