Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has urged President William Ruto not to be swayed by the weekly Azimio demonstrations and instead focus on delivering economic transformation to the country.
Speaking at the Public Service Commission Launch of the Values and Principles Compliance Report 2021-2022 in Nairobi, Gachagua reminded the President of his obligation to uplift the living standards of Kenyans and protect the fidelity of the Constitution.
He also dismissed calls for a handshake arrangement with the opposition, saying it is not provided for in the Constitution.
The Azimio protests have been organized by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is demanding a reduction in the cost of living and a forensic audit of the server to ascertain the results of the 2022 presidential elections.
Both Ruto and Gachagua have dismissed those demands as unrealistic saying they won the polls fair and square and accused Raila of trying to push for a handshake like he did with retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“The President cannot reinstate IEBC commissioners. He doesn’t have those powers,” Gachagua said.
“The President could not even know where the server is stored because it’s not his work.