Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua last month warned a section of opposition leaders trooping State House for government jobs, tenders, and development projects.
The former Mathira MP likened the Kenya Kwanza government to a company of shares where each member will earn 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.
Gachagua’s utterances appear not to have been well received by a section of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leaders.
As such, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna wants the Senate to censure DP Gachagua over what he termed as attempts to marginalize sections of the country.
In a notice of motion to Senate Speaker Amason Kingi on Wednesday, March 1, Sifuna who is also the Nairobi Senator said that Gachagua’s remarks are blatant attempts to marginalize sections of the country.
“Speaker, marginalization often begins as a roadside decree before it graduates to government policy,” Sifuna said.
The youthful legislator warned the Kenya Kwanza government against marginalizing the opposition which he claims that won in 27 out of the possible 47 counties representing 63 percent of the country’s economic output.
“Baba (Raila Odinga) won 27 of the 47 counties. Those counties represent 61 percent of Kenya’s population and 63 percent of the country’s economic output. This is why I have brought a motion of censure against Rigathi Gachagua before the senate,” Sifuna said.
The second in command expressed concerns that Kenya’s President William Ruto has not condemned Gachagua’s remarks two weeks after making the utterances.
“Of greater concern is that his boss, the President, has found nothing wrong with his utterances and has yet to contradict or reprimand the DP,
“It may no longer be fine to just dismiss the DP’s words as his own, without considering that such weighty matters he prosecutes callously on the national stage may indeed be on behalf of his boss,” he added.