Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua now wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to concentrate on other more beneficial issues and stop spending too much time on the handshake.
The Head of State has been passionate about his reconciliation with opposition leader Raila Odinga in March last year, which has been dubbed the handshake.
In his speech, Gachagua urged President Uhuru to focus less on the handshake and concentrate more on income generating measures.
He noted that Kenyans wouldn’t have needed the handshake if they had money in their pockets, urging Uhuru to introduce measures that will bring in more money and deny them the reason to clash over politics in the future.
“Tumechoka na handshake. Sasa rais atafute vile pesa zitaingia mifukoni mwa wakenya (Kenyans now need money, they have had enough of the handshake),” he said.
Gachagua was speaking in an interview with NTV at the Parliament building ahead of President Uhuru’s State of the Nation address.
The lawmaker added that no amount of truces and pacts will solve the many issues affecting Kenyans.
“Hata wakisaliamiana na hakuna pesa nchini itakuwa kazi bure (Even if they make a pact and the country remains poor, it will all be in vain),” he added.
Uhuru has maintained that he has no plans to cut his links with the former prime minister, noting that no amount of criticism will separate them again.