Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is a man in the eye of a storm after his remarks on Sunday over ongoing and upcoming state appointments.
According to the firebrand DP, the Kenya Kwanza government will prioritize those who supported it in the 2022 General Election amid a sustained onslaught on allies of the previous regime.
Gachagua stated that those who supported them will “reap the harvest” before anybody else is considered as he argued that Azimio supporters must learn a lesson about elections that they cannot talk ill about President William Ruto and when he wins, they start demanding a fair share of state jobs.
The former Mathira MP promised to see to it that everyone who did not support Kenya Kwanza is barred from holding any high-ranking positions in the government.
However, these controversial remarks have elicited wild reactions among Kenyans with the opposition now threatening to lead anti-taxation campaigns in their regions to ask their people to stop paying taxes to the current regime.
Other leaders have also come out to warn Gachagua to be careful with the words he utters in public. Makueni Senator Dan Maanzo told the DP to always have in mind that Kenyans have expectations towards the government and some utterances can cause disunity in the country.
Do you think DP Gachagua’s remarks of ‘favoring’ Kenya Kwanza’s supporters are justified? Should Azimio make good their threats and go ahead to lead anti-taxation campaigns in their regions?
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