Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua in February 2023 likened the Kenya Kwanza government to a company.
The second in command who spoke in Kericho declared that only those who supported Kenya Kwanza in polls were the shareholders in the government of the day.
He said the Kenya Kwanza government will reward its staunch supporters and those who toiled to put the current government in office and give the least consideration to members of the opposition.
“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,” the country’s second-in-command said.
However, Trade and Investment Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria on Thursday, September 21, dismissed DP Gachagua’s claims saying that everybody in this country is a shareholder.
Speaking in Bondo, Siaya County during the launch of the industrial park, Kuria who has in the recent past engaged in a war of words with the second in command over a hike in fuel prices stressed that all Kenyans need to be treated equally.
“We want to create 47 mini-economies that work together for our country. For me, all parts of Kenya are useful,
“By the mere fact that the products that you have can contribute to our jobs, to our foreign exchange, to our national GDP, everybody in this country is a shareholder,” Kuria said.
Although Kuria did not mention names, his remarks appeared to be in response to those made by the country’s second in command.