Eugene Wamalwa Mocks Gachagua Over Handshake with Raila

Former Cabinet Secretary for Defence Eugene Wamalwa stirred up a cheeky joke on Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua during the burial of the late freedom fighter Field Marshal Muthoni wa Kirima at her Tetu home in Nyeri.

In a rare streak of admiration, Wamalwa who addressed the mourners on Friday, September 22, claimed that the Deputy President was well-dressed and looking great in his seat.

Wamalwa claimed that Gachagua’s great looks could be attributed to the recent handshake between him and his political nemesis, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

“I am so happy to see Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua dressed very smartly while seated right here. You know, Gachagua and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga recently shared greetings and a handshake,” Wamalwa joked.

Democratic Action Party leader Eugene Wamalwa addresses mourners during the funeral of former MCA Stephen Maloba at Munjiti Primary School in Khwisero, Kakamega County.


Eugene Wamalwa

The hilarious speech sparked laughter and cheers from the crowd that was seemingly politically charged.  

He further claimed that the greeting between the two leaders had serious significance not only to the political class but also to the entire nation.

“Previously, he told us that greeting Raila would lead to serious confusion in the life of anyone. In fact, he told us that a mere greeting with Raila would make one wear a pair of trousers on the head,” Wamalwa noted.

“However, I can see that he is just fine like Raila. In fact, he is more presentable since he greeted Raila. We, therefore, need to avoid Rail-phobia and embrace each other.”

Wamalwa, who is also the Party Leader of DAP, used the occasion to rally the Kenya Kwanza Coalition to embrace the ongoing talks, noting that the country can only prosper when there is peace.

According to Wamalwa, the country is already on the path to reconciliation and development. He, therefore, urged Kenyans to focus on developing the nation and fostering peace.

“Let us work together as Kenyans. All we are seeking is to ensure that the prices of fuel, food and other basic commodities are lowered,” Wamalwa assured.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Eugene Wamalwa are among the top leaders who attended the funeral of fighter Field Marshal Muthoni wa Kirima.

Muthoni, who served as the late freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi’s personal assistant in the struggle for liberation, passed on September 5 aged 92.

A photo collage of Field Marshall Muthoni Kirima.


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