Gachagua’s misguided remarks causing revolt in Deputy President William Ruto led coalition, Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Ruto’s deputy president nominee Rigathi Gachagua has been on spotlight since his unveiling as a running mate in the August polls.
According to Standard publication, Gachagua’s misguided remarks are now causing disquiet among Kenya Kwanza Alliance members.
Its also not lost that the Mathira Mp is alleged to have forced his nomination as Ruto’s Running mate.
It was reported Tharaka Nithi senator was the most preffered candidate for the position.
Gachagua has been making remarks that have unsettled members of the coalition.
On May 18 during the burial of his brother, Gachagua asked Ruto to consider offering plates of rice and meat to Mt Kenya residents at Sagana State Lodge if he wins the presidency.
He has also been calling for a six-piece UDA voting in the region to the discomfiture of small parties under the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Speaking on Inooro TV on Tuesday, Rigathi stirred online debate about his comments on Safaricom and Kenya Airways; on empowering small business operators over big cooperations.
He opined that small businesses stand a better chance of paying more taxes than a few corporate entities.
“Why have major tax-paying companies like Safaricom and KQ? Just sell them and give the money to small businesses,” Gachagua said.
“Their impact will be thirty times more than from just one big corporation. So we are not chasing big corporations. We are saying that even small and medium investors should be taken care of.” Gachagua added.
The Farmers Party of Kenya chairman Irungu Nyakera is among those who have questioned Gachagua’s remarks.
“Since he was nominated, he has been making careless remarks. We have compiled all the remarks, and we will be tabling in our meeting with other principals,” The Farmers Party of Kenya chairman Irungu Nyakera said.