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It’s not over as CS Kuria hits out at DP Gachagua over shareholder remarks

CS Kuria dismisses DP Gachagua shareholder remarks adding that all Kenyans are shareholders in the government.

All Kenyans, according to Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria, are major shareholders in the national government in the prosperity of the nation.

Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a county aggregation and industrial park in Siaya, Kuria outlined the importance various parts of the country are bringing to the country’s development table.

Kuria’s comments are in contrast to President Rigathi Gachagua who has been fronting the ideology of a government of shareholders.

DP Gachagua has been in his utterances fronting for the appointment of only those who supported Kenya Kwanza in the August polls.

However, in apparent response to DP Gachagua stressed the need for all Kenyans to be treated equally, arguing that it is not an election season.

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“We want to create 47 mini-economies that work together for our country. For me, all parts of Kenya are useful. By the mere fact that the products that you have can contribute to our jobs, to our foreign exchange, to our national GDP, everybody in this country is a shareholder,” said Kuria.

It is upon that background that the CS is pushing for investments through industrial parks in all the counties.

He cited Siaya county as an example of one of the counties contributing to Kenya with fish, while other counties with cotton, sunflower, and avocado make them shareholders.

Governor James Orengo also argued that they are allowed to differ politically but should not weaponize development.

He applauded the CS, saying his actions are testimony that Kenyans are one and the people of Siaya deserve development because they are Kenyans.

Senator Oburu Oginga noted that it is the responsibility of the national executive to bring development to the people without them begging for it.

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