Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says he has no apology to make after hitting at former president Uhuru Kenyatta during their swearing-in at Kasarani Stadium.
In his inauguration speech after taking the oath of office, Gachagua launched a scathing attack on Uhuru in front of dignitaries.
Without mincing his words, the second in command accused the former president of plummeting the country's economy, which the new administration will have an uphill task to rebuild.
"The truth of the matter is that we have inherited a dilapidated economy which is almost facing shut down. We have a huge task to liberate this country and bring it back to where Mwai Kibaki left it," said Gachagua during the Tuesday, September 13 event.Oscar Sudi Claps Back at Critics after Boarding Ruto's Military Aircraft: "I'm Used to Gov't Choppers"
Further, the DP accused Uhuru's administration of using state agencies to intimidate those against government ideologies.
After his speech, the former Mathira MP was called out by a section of Kenyans who felt he would have aired his grievances in another forum, not during their inauguration.
However, speaking to NTV on Sunday, September 18, the outspoken politician said he committed no wrong by telling Kenyans what he termed 'the truth'.
He bragged about being a straightforward leader saying that is how he was raised by his parents.
“I speak the truth irrespective of the occasion. I spoke to the people of Kenya and those who have concerns shouldn’t have about what I said. There should be a concern about the clapping at the event. Kenyans were in agreement with me,” said Mr Gachagua.Newspapers Review for September 14: RIgathi Gachagua Savagely Takes On Uhuru During Inauguration
The DP vowed to continue speaking the truth even if it will get him into trouble.
“Truth must be said. Even in the years I will be the deputy president, I will speak the truth as it is. What is wrong with saying that we have inherited a dilapidated economy? That is the truth," he added.