Raila Hits Out at Gachagua Over Govt Shareholder Claims
Azimio party leader Raila Odinga has responded to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s comparison of the Kenyan Government to a company with shareholders.
Speaking in Kitui on Tuesday, February 21, Odinga called out Gachagua and accused him of sidelining a section of Kenyans just because they did not vote for President William Ruto.
He noted that the pronouncements by the second-in-command should not be taken lightly as it was a manifestation of the undertakings of the Kenya Kwanza government.
Azimio Chief Raila Odinga and Prof Makau Mutua during the burial of the late Gabriel Mutua in Kitui on February 21, 2023.
“There is a man who is said to be the DP who said that the government is like a company with shares and that those who voted for the government will get priority in the government.
“It was not just a joke because it is evident in the Cabinet and principal secretaries’ appointments. Those individuals want to divide our country on a tribal basis,” Odinga remarked.
The former Premier claimed service delivery across the country would be affected in line with Gachagua’s pronouncement.
He argued that if anything was to go by, the government would be nothing without the people who were the enablers of the national institution.
“Every Kenyan pays tax. They collect money from all parts of the country yet when it comes to sharing and jobs, they become discriminative and this is not right,” the Azimio chief stated.
He pointed out that Gachagua’s declaration was among the reasons why the citizenry should rally behind him in the quest to push for Ruto to step down from office.
Raila was speaking during the burial of the late Gabriel Wambua Mutua, the brother to his campaign spokesperson, Professor Makau Mutua.
On February 18, Gachagua maintained that only those who backed Ruto’s candidature in the August 2022 poll would serve in government.
The DP added that the seats and positions would be shared depending on what they brought to the table for the President to realise his victory.
Azimio Chief Raila Odinga, Martha Karua and Prof Makau Mutua during the burial of the late Gabriel Mutua in Kitui on February 21, 2023.