On Tuesday, September 13, Kenya’s President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua were sworn into office.
Since then the cost of living has shot up to the rooftops prompting Kenyans to take to social media pages calling out the new administration.
But William Ruto’s allies and his bureaucrats have been blaming former president Uhuru Kenyatta for the current economic crisis.
For instance, in an interview with NTV over the weekend, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said they inherited a dilapidated economy from the previous regime.
“The truth of the matter is that we have inherited a dilapidated economy which is almost facing shut down. We have a huge task to liberate this country and bring it back to where late president Mwai Kibaki left it,” Gachagua said.
However, in a statement, former presidential candidate Abduba Dida on Tuesday, September 20, asked the Kenya Kwanza government officials to stop complaining about the previous regime.
Duba instead asked the Head of State to start working for Kenyans instead of complaining about the failures of the Jubilee government.
“President Ruto and his government must understand that they were elected to solve problems, not to complain about Uhuru Kenyatta. That is the job of Kenyans. This government is always complaining. Don’t they believe that they are the highest office?” Dida posed.
Dida’s comments come days after Nandi County Senator Samson Cherargei claimed that President William Ruto only found KSh 93.7 million in the Treasury.
In a statement on Saturday regarding the economy, the Senator asked Kenyans for patience saying the matter is being handled to get the country back on track.
“The economy is no longer in ICU but death because President William Ruto found only KSh93.7 million at the treasury, (retired President) Uhuru went home with everything. State capture is real!” he tweeted on Saturday.