Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua vows to foster democracy and economy

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua during the swearing in ceremony./COURTESY

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said that the new government will foster democracy and revive economy.

Speaking at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, shortly after being sworn in as DP, Gachagua said that the government will uphold democratic practices.

“Finally free and it is finally a democratic country,” Gachagua said.

“I want to thank the people of Kenya for their resilience and determination for rejecting to be intimidated, coerced,” he added.

The DP said that the new government will work tirelessly to revive the ‘dilapidated economy’ back to how it was during the late former President Mwai Kibaki’s exit from office.

“The truth of the matter is that we have inherited a dilapidated economy that is facing almost an economic shutdown. We have a sh.10 trillion debt, 6 million Kenyans have no employment, 14 million are in CRB,” he said.