On Saturday, July 16, a Kenya Kwanza team led by Deputy President William Ruto canvassed Kiambu county voters to sell their agenda. Rigathi Gachagua was photographed at Banana distributing chapatis to residents who had gathered around his car. However, some social media users who weighed in on the issue questioned the meal’s hygiene.
Rigathi Gachagua, Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential running mate, has been making headlines since his appointment in early May.
He had been put on the spot for making considered controversial remarks, which their opponents quickly used to dismiss their presidential candidacy.
The Kenya Kwanza, led by Deputy President William Ruto, traversed Kiambu county on Saturday, July 16, selling their agenda to the area electorate. Gachagua, on the other hand, was photographed distributing chapatis to residents of Banana.
According to images obtained in the internet, the Mathira MP is seen dishing out the delicacy from a bucket while atop his campaign vehicle. Residents in the surrounding area are seen scrambling for them.
However, some social media users who weighed in on the move questioned the hygiene of the meal because the lawmaker was holding it with his bare hands.
Here are some responses to TUKO’s Twitter post:
According to Daniel Akoto: “Using unwashed hands is degrading to humanity! Ruto’s treatment of a few Kikuyus as political idiots for his own benefit is shocking.”
According to George Gitau: “This is ridiculous. Irresponsible. This is irresponsibility. Innocent citizens are being exposed to diseases.”
“Sometimes what politicians do in this country in the name of campaigning is pathetic,” Lee Jacobs said. “The world is looking at us and wondering what is wrong with Kenyans.”