Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua has revealed that working with Deputy President William Ruto can make one broke.
In an interview with the Kenyan Historian Channel before his nomination as Kenya Kwanza running mate and shared on Sunday, May 15, Gachagua argued that the politicians close to the Deputy President are not after money.
He explained that Ruto is a very active political figure and moving around with him can be financially draining in terms of fueling cars and taking care of your entourage.
He further divulged that from time to time, the politicians are expected to chip in through contributions, which is a very expensive affair.
Gachagua also explained that if chasing money was a factor, many politicians would be close to President Uhuru Kenyatta since he has his own wealth and controls the state wallet.
“I don’t need anything from William Ruto. I am priceless myself. We don’t go to Ruto to withdraw Money. If we wanted money, we would go to Uhuru Kenyatta because he is the man who has money, both his own and that of the state. If the money was the motivating factor, both of us would be with Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Money is not why we are with William Ruto. By the way, working with William Ruto is a very tasking exercise in terms of money. Moving around with this man around the country, you can go broke, The man is so active. You are going out with William Ruto you need to fuel your car, you need to find a place for your driver and bodyguard. You need to give money in Harambees. It is consuming,” he explained