Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has warned political leaders aiding the silent insurgence of criminal gang groups in the country.
Speaking during the retirement celebration for the Archbishop Dr. Julius Njoroge Gitau in Thika, the Deputy President said the Government will deal with those associated decisively.
“We have heard your concerns about the revival of the criminal gang. The government will not allow it. I ask parents to talk to their children so as not to be misused. Any attempt will be dealt with swiftly and decisive action will be taken,” said DP Gachagua.
“If you have a problem with William Ruto and me why don’t you come and face us wachana na hawa watoto. Ati you are trying to revive a criminal gang to intimidate us. Watoto wao wamepeleka EALA na wengine mabiashara lakini mnataka kutumia watoto wa maskini to come and undermine govt,” he added.
The deputy president lauded Archbishop Njoroge as a committed servant who has served in the ministry for 50 years in different parishes. The Archbishop was also lauded for pioneering the A.I.P.C.A Theological college while also serving as a key figure in seeking ways to build bridges of peace and reconciliation.
He called on other leaders to emulate the leadership portrayed by the archbishop by retiring peacefully and letting those serving to do so without interference.
“We have listened to your history and you are very committed. Calling it your day when your time comes is such maturity. We get embarrassed when our leader is subjected to humiliation. We continue to urge him to stop.”
The DP also expressed that the government has made tremendous steps in the war against Alcohol and substance abuse and is optimistic that the menace will soon be a thing of the past.
“We agreed as a region that our priority is to deal with the issue of alcohol and substance abuse. The war is 70% won na tutaendelea. This battle is for the long haul,” he remarked.
The Deputy President was accompanied by Governor Kimani Wamatangi of Kiambu county, Governor Moses Ndirangu Badilisha of Nyandarua county and several members of parliament. The leaders echoed the DP’s sentiments.