- During a visit to Kericho, Gachagua had said they will prioritise those who backed their presidential bid when it comes to sharing opportunities in government.
- Gachagua later clarified that the statement applied to the appointment of public servants and not developments.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said his remarks about the government shares were taken out of context.
Gachagua clarified that he compared the country to a company but did not say the government is a company
"Nililinganisha serikali na kampuni, sikusema serikali ni kampuni nikasema ni kama kampuni. Wewe ukipanda siku ya kuvuna ikifika utavuna," he said.
He was speaking on Sunday at an interdenominational thanksgiving church service in Tharaka Nithi.
"I compared the government to a company, I did not say the government is a company. If you plant you expect to reap."
The DP said that the president cannot employ people who were initially against him in the cabinet.
Earlier during a visit to Kericho, Gachagua had said they will prioritise those who backed their presidential bid when it comes to sharing opportunities in government.
He said it was laughable that some members of the opposition had started trooping to State House seeking government positions.
"This government is a shares company. It has the owners who have majority shares, those with minority shares and those that don't have any shares," Gachagua said.
"You invested in this company owned by William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua you must harvest. You invested and your time to harvest is now... Even they (the opposition) will harvest, but they have to wait for you to finish harvesting.
Gachagua later clarified that the statement applied to the appointment of public servants and not developments.
He said the Kenya Kwanza government was going to serve all Kenyans equally, regardless of political affiliation.
On Saturday, Azimio leader Raila Odinga told off Gachagua over his remarks that Kenya Kwanza allies have more shares in government.
Speaking in Narok on Saturday, Raila insisted that all Kenyans have shares in the government.
He said that everyone pays taxes, and they all have their shares in the government.
"I want to tell Gachagua every Kenyan has shares in government. All Kenyans pay taxes. When a woman buys salt, sugar, soda they pay tax," Raila said."I want to tell you (Gachagua) we will show you."