• On Saturday, the DP sparked outrage among Kenyans after he said the government is like a company in which Kenyans had a stake depending on how they voted.
• Jumwa said regardless of the context in which the DP made the remarks, it still stands true even in the scriptures that people must reap where they sowed.
Public Service and Gender Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa has come to the defence of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua over his remarks that Kenya is a company with shareholders.
The CS said regardless of the context in which the DP made the remarks, it still stands true even in the scriptures that people must reap where they sowed.
Jumwa was speaking in an interview with Citizen TV.
"Galatians 6:7-8 says you cannot mock God, whatever you sow is what you will reap. That's not from Rigathi or from me, it's what the Bible says," she said.
On Saturday last week, Gachagua sparked outrage among Kenyans after he said the government is like a company in which Kenyans had a stake depending on how they voted.
He said those known to have voted for the Kenya Kwanza regime will benefit first from their investment while those who voted otherwise will have to contend with leftovers.
"This government is a company. There are those who own it, those with many shares, those with fewer shares and those without," he said.
"Najua wengine wananikashifu ati mimi nasema ati wale walipanda wavune kwanza, iko makosa? the DP posed.
(There are those criticising me for saying those who planted should reap first, is there a problem with that?)
"Hata hao watavuna lakini wangoje. Wale walipanda wavune kwanza, wakishavuna ile itabaki kidogo wale hawakupanda waingie watafute huko ile itapatikana wachukue," he added.
(Even those who didn't plant will reap after those who sowed first have done so. Whatever little they get will be theirs)
The DP was speaking in Kericho county during a distribution exercise of subsidised fertiliser.
But while speaking on Wednesday during the launch of the Nairobi River Commission in Korogocho, Nairobi, Gachagua said the government will serve all Kenyans equally.
“Kenya belongs to all of us. Ruto’s government will serve everyone irrespective of how they voted. The president will handle developmental matters while I will deal with streamlining the UDA party affairs,” Gachagua said.