DP Gachagua now blames Uhuru for ‘fake’ generator behind JKIA power outages

During a speech at the Kimalel Goat Auction and Cultural Festival in Baringo County, Gachagua urged the public to go easy on Murkomen rubbishing calls of those asking him...

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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has defended Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen for the rampant power outages experienced at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

During a speech at the Kimalel Goat Auction and Cultural Festival in Baringo County, Gachagua urged the public to go easy on Murkomen rubbishing calls of those asking him to resign laying the blame on the previous government of Uhuru Kenyatta.

Gachagua said the current generator is fake.

Asking the public to stop attacking political leaders, Mr Gachagua said the “fake” generator was inherited from the Kenyatta government asking the CS to purchase a new generator.

“Huyu Kipchumba anajaribu, na kuna wengine niliona wakimkemea ati ajiuzuru kwa sababu generator imekataa kufanya kazi pale JKIA, huyu Kipchumba ndie alinunua hiyo generator? Sasa Kipchumba tafuta generator yako uweke wacha na ile ya wale watufuta generator yako uweke wacha na ile ya wale watu,” he said.

The outages occurred on August 25 and November 11, with the latter lasting over 12 hours before power was fully restored across the country.

Murkomen, like Gachagua, has also blamed the former government for the current woes facing the international airport.

Asking the public to stop attacking political leaders, Mr Gachagua said the “fake” generator was inherited from the Kenyatta government asking the CS to purchase a new generator.

Acknowledging the challenges faced by the Ruto government, Gachagua likened Kenya’s economic recovery to a patient in different stages of recuperation.

“When you find a patient in the critical care stage at the ICU, they cannot get well the same day; it takes time,” he explained.

Gachagua reassured Kenyans that progress was being made and that the country was on the path to recovery.

He further attributed Kenya’s economic improvements to the diligent efforts of Deputy President William Ruto, describing him as ‘the eve hardworking leader.’

Gachagua praised Ruto’s work ethic: “He rises at 5 am and is up until midnight trying to make things right in Kenya.”

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