- This comes after Raila said he will push for secession owing to what he termed bias in the allocation of the national resources and 'award' of job opportunities to select tribes.
- While explaining the impact the Housing Fund will have on the economy, CS Kuria said the plan wil be key in creating massive job opportunities.
Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has told off ODM leader Raila Odinga over his threat to push for secession.
This comes after Raila said he will push for secession owing to what he termed bias in the allocation of the national resources and 'award' of job opportunities to select tribes.
While explaining the impact the Housing Fund will have on the economy, CS Kuria said the plan wil be key in creating massive job opportunities.
According to Kuria, thousands of Kenyans are already contributing to the funds.
"Did you know that 30,000 Kenyans have been contributing to the Housing Fund already? They have raised Sh1.8 billion already," he tweeted on Saturday.
"With gearing I can easily get investors to multiply this to Sh45 Billion of houses (25X). That's 18,000 houses at a cost of Ksh 2.5 Million. Each house creates 10 jobs. That's 180,000 jobs right there just from a pool of 30,000 voluntary contributors and a gearing factor of 25X."
The CS went on to say the salaried Kenyans will give the Housing Fund a major boost by contributing to the plan.
This, he said, will give several Kenyans job opportunities they are in need of.
"Now we have 3 million salaried workers in Kenya. By the same rule that's 18 Million jobs. Secede if you want. We must change this nation," he added.
Raila on Friday asked President William Ruto to denounce his deputy Rigathi Gachagua over remarks that the government is like a shareholding company.
Failure to which Raila said he will lead calls for self-determination against the Kenya Kwanza government at the United Nations.
The opposition leader insisted that Gachagua's assertions that state jobs will first be dished out to those who voted for the Kenya Kwanza administration must be condemned by Ruto.
If the President does not reprimand Gachagua in seven days and clarify the government position, Raila said, he will lead calls for secession so that Azimio supporters can chart their own destiny.
''If your deputy has said he will be assessing shares and you have not denied that we want to give you one week to denounce that and if not we will write to the UN to ask for self-determination," Raila said.
Raila spoke at Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka's Yatta home.
The ODM leader accused President Ruto of perpetuating tribalism in his administration while pushing out other tribes from the government.
''We must correct these imbalances so that we know how many CSs, parastatal heads and where they come from..every Kenyan must feel greatly accommodated in government," Raila said.