Gachagua fires back at Raila Odinga over call to drop down from the race!

UDA presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua has fired back at Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his team over call to drop from the race to the state house.

During an interview with local radio station, the Mathira member of parliament dismissed demands made by ODM party leader Raila Odinga terming the remarks as senseless.

Gachagua further pointed out that he is qualified to run for any seat in government since he is not convicted of any criminal offence.

“I have no conviction. I think that the old man has lost his senses. Who has been convicted? I have not been convicted of any offence. The constitution is very clear, for you to be barred, you must have been convicted for six months and have exhausted all mechanisms of appeal. 

“I have not been convicted. The matter before the courts was a civil matter between me and Ara and I have already appealed against the judgement. It is a civil matter, not a criminal matter,” Gachagua stated.

Gachagua’s remarks come few days after the former prime minister, during a rally in Kirinyaga on Monday 1st August, demanded that Gachagua must be disqualified saying he is a convict.

“Under Section 6 of the Constitution, you cannot contest for the presidency or be a presidential running mate if you have been indicted of a crime. 

“That means Ruto has no running mate because his running mate has been found guilty of one of the most serious economic crimes in the country,” Odinga said. More

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