DP Ruto has named Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate. He made the announcement today amid cheers and jeers among Kenya Kwanza supporters.Rigathi, who hails from Mathira, has been financing Ruto’s campaigns and he is a great mobilizer.Ruto had two main names,Rigathi and Kindiki but he settled on Rigathi because he has the financial muscles needed for campaigns.Kithure Kindiki came second.
Sources from Kenya Kwanza reveal to us that majority of politicians in the coalition wanted Kindiki but Ruto preferred Rigathi because he is much older and has no intention of becoming the president in future.
Rigathi was a former DC in Molo,he joined politics when his brother,Nderitu Gachagua died.He has been a member of Ruto’s inner circle and one of the financiers of his campaigns.
Ruto preferred Gachagua because he is politically mature,rich,a great mobilizer,secretive and loyal.He also hails from Mount kenya region.
Meanwhile,Raila Odinga is expected to announce Martha Karua as his running mate.Martha maight be the first woman deputy president and probably the first woman president of Kenya in 2027.