By Ebi Kesiena
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said he should receive the same performance rating as President William Ruto, as he is his helper.
Speaking in a Church service at the Methodist Church of Kenya Kaelo, Meru County on Sunday, the Deputy President maintained that he should not get a lower rating than that of the President, considering that he plays a role in the successes of the Head of State.
“If anybody wants to rate me, rate me together with the President. This is because I am the one helping the President. If you rate the President A, rate me the same,” he stated.
Explaining further, Gachagua said he should get the same rating as Ruto since they are both in the presidency.
“You cannot separate the presidency. You cannot say this is for the President and that for the Deputy President,” he said.
According to the Deputy President, his lower rating compared to Ruto should be blamed on cartels in various sectors.
He said cartels have been working in cahoots to give him a less impressive rating.
“They are saying they have given me a B plus. They say it so that people think that I am not performing extremely well,” he added.
Gachagua further stated that coffee cartels have compromised people in government as well.
“We have traitors in government who are working in cahoots with brokers. I want to tell them that President William Ruto and I cannot be intimidated. If we did not fear the system and deep state and what they called mercenary, who are they?” he posed.
In an opinion poll released by Infotrak on September 12, 2023, President Ruto was rated at 55 per cent in his first year in office.
Out of the 55 per cent, nine per cent thought that the President’s performance was excellent, while 21 per cent were of the view that his performance was good.