Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has warned a section of opposition leaders trooping State House for government jobs and tenders.
Speaking in Kericho on Sunday, February 19, the second in command said that the government of the day will reward its staunch supporters and those who toiled to put the current regime in office.
Gachagua likened the Kenya Kwanza government to a company of shares where each member earns dividends according to how many shares he has.
“This government is a company that has shares. There are owners who have the majority of shares, and those with just a few, while others do not have any. You invested in this government and you must reap. You sowed, tilled, put manure, and irrigated, and now it is time to reap,” Gachagua said.
The outspoken politician made it clear that those who opposed President William Ruto during the 2022 campaign will be considered later and given whatever will be remaining if there will be any.
“Hata wao watavuna lakini wangoje, wale walipanda wakishaavuna ile itabaki kidogo wale hawakupanda waingie watafute huko ile itapatikana wachukue wakwende (those who did not vote for us will also reap but after those who sowed have finished reaping),” Gachagua added.
The immediate former Mathira MP however said the Kenya Kwanza government will serve all Kenyans.
His remarks have since sparked debate among politicians with a section of Kenya kwanza saying the remarks by the second in command were personal and that they do not represent the stand of the government.
“He was not speaking on behalf of Kenya Kwanza. He was speaking to people who had campaigned for the coalition. His remarks have been taken out of context,” National Assembly Deputy Speaker Gladys Boss Shollei said.