Mathira MP Eric Wamumbi has confirmed that he has fallen out with his once close ally Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua. 

Wamumbi said on Sunday that it’s true he is not seeing eye-to-eye with Gachagua, but denied their fallout is a result of the closure of bars within Nyeri county.

“It is true. There is a Rift between the Deputy president and I. The rift is not about the closed bars in Karatina town which have left the town dead for four months,” Wamumbi said.
The MP went on to claim that there is something bigger that has led to their fallout, and Gachagua should come out and speak the truth.
“It is about something bigger than that, he should say the truth, and nothing but the truth. I will be telling the truth, and the people of Mathira will pick which side to believe in,” Wamumbi added.
His sentiments come a day after Gachagua faulted some leaders, including the Ministry of Interior, for fighting his initiative of ending the illicit brew menace in the Mt. Kenya region.
Gachagua said those opposing the fight are tainting President Ruto’s legacy, especially after the fight against illicit had picked momentum.
Gachagua played a pivotal role in Wamumbi’s election as Mathira MP in 2022 as he was set to replace him when he was picked by Ruto as his running mate.
The DP went on to urge the people of Mathira to elect Wamumbi, who had previously served as a Member of the County Assembly in Nyeri

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