Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has given President William Ruto an ultimatum of seven days to denounce Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s remarks that the Kenya Kwanza government is a shareholding company.
Speaking on Friday, May 26 in Yatta, Machakos County, Raila threatened to write to the United Nations (UN) if the Head of state does not denounce Gachagua’s sentiments.
“We have given you one week to denounce Rigathi Gachagua’s remarks, if you don’t we will write to the United Nations and ask for self-determination.
“We are Kenyans by right and we cannot be discriminated against every day because the constitution has a bill of rights, which must be respected by this government,” said Raila.
The opposition chief asked President Ruto to stop discriminating against other communities saying the Kenya Kwanza government should rectify imbalances and accommodate different communities.
“You must begin the process of correcting these imbalances so that we know how many ministers, principal secretaries, heads of parastatals you have and where they come from so that Kenyans from different communities feel that they are accommodated in the government,” Raila added.
Gachagua on February 19 in Kericho declared that government appointments and contracts are a preserve of those who voted for the Kenya Kwanza government.
The DP stated that the Ruto-led administration will reward those who toiled to put the current government in office while those who voted for the opposition will have less consideration.
“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 at the time.