Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Friday, May 19, 2023, gifted Mukurwe-ini Technical Training Institute (TTI) students Ksh500,000 for a party.
Speaking when he presided over a graduation ceremony at the Nyeri-based institution, the country's second in command said his boss, President William Ruto, had instructed him to treat the graduating class to a party.
"President alisema nipange bash, sasa unajua mimi ni mtu wa kuajiriwa, sisi hatuna sauti, for the graduates nitawacha Ksh500,000 kwa mambo yenu mfurahie," DP Gachagua stated.
Loosely translated, "The President (William Ruto) said I should plan a party for you. You know I am an employee, I don't have a voice. For the graduates, I will leave Ksh500,000 for the party so that you can enjoy."
A total of 830 students graduated from Mukurwe-ini TTI on Friday.
Gachagua urged the graduates to avoid the use of drugs which he said had ruined the lives of many youths in the country.
He directed the police to step up the war against drug abuse to protect the young generation.
"I request the police to protect our young generation from drugs and bad people," he said.
The DP also donated Ksh100,000 to local primary school children for sodas and bread.
"Wale watoto wadogo wa primary pia ntapanga Ksh100,00 ya soda na mkate (For the primary school children I will leave you with Ksh100,000 for soda and bread)," he said.
Gachagua's goodies for students
This is not the first time the DP is splashing colossal amounts of money for parties in schools in the central region.
On Saturday, March 18, 2023, the former Mathira Member of Parliament donated Ksh500,000 for the midterm bash at Kianyaga Boys High School in Kirinyaga County.
Gachagua had paid a visit to the school for an alumni meeting, 40 years after finishing his studies there.
He said the students would celebrate the bash after coming back from their midterm break.
The goodies, Gachagua noted, were aimed at motivating the students to work hard in their academics.
In addition, Gachagua gifted teachers Ksh200,000 and the support staff Ksh100,000 during the rare visit.