During the 2022 presidential campaigns, the then-presidential candidate William Ruto pledged to bring down the cost of living if he succeeds Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyata.
However, more than six months after the swearing-in of President William Ruto, the cost of living has gone up beyond reach for the majority of Kenyans.
For instance, the prices of basic food items have considerably gone up under the Kenya Kwanza government as compared to during the Jubilee regime.
However, Kenya’s President William Ruto’s Council of Economic Advisors David Ndii asked Kenyans to prepare for tough economic times.
Ndii, publicly announced that the Kenya Kwanza government will disappoint them to the end of their rule.
Taking to his Twitter page on Saturday Ndii warned those people that earn less and use their money for alcohol and other entertainment staff to change their ways.
“Good people, if KSh 500 is beer money to you, this administration will infuriate you to no end. You need to watch your stress levels because we are not going anywhere,” David Ndii said in a Tweet.
Ndii’s comments come at a time the opposition leader Raila Odinga has asked Kenyans to take to the streets every Monday and Thursday, even after protests.
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga who is leading his troops in Nairobi is protesting the current high cost of living.
Latest data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Kenya’s inflation rate in February increased slightly by 0.2 percent to 9.2 percent, up from 9 percent in January.
The rise in inflation was largely due to an increase in prices of commodities under food and non-alcoholic beverages, housing, water, electricity, gas, and others.