A section of Kenya kwanza government officials including cabinet secretaries have been making statements perceived as not only disrespectful but also arrogant.
For instance, Trade and Investment Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria told Kenyans to brace for higher prices of fuel or “dig their wells.”
“If you keep saying fuel prices have hiked from morning to evening…. why not dig your own well? The whole world knows crude oil prices have hiked, if those noisy people have their well, I am ready to dig it so that fuel prices reduce,” Kuria said over the weekend.
This prompted Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to humbly ask the top government officials to exercise caution while addressing Kenyans already distressed by the high cost of living.
However, speaking during an interview on Citizen TV‘s Daybreak show on Monday, September 18, former Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow said a section of government officials were as arrogant as their bosses.
He said the leaders were acting on what they saw from President William Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua.
“It has become the language of this government starting from the President, the Deputy President, and like father like son they say so what the CSs are doing is what they see their bosses doing,
“That contemptuous attitude we have seen starting from the President going out there in public rallies calling investors cartels by name and profiling individuals. That attitude has gone down into the rank of the leadership of Kenya Kwanza,” he said.
Earlier Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna clapped back at DP Rigathi Gachagua after he censured CS Moses Kuria and President William Ruto’s economic advisor David Ndii.
Sifuna, who is also the ODM Secretary General said the two were making “disrespectful statements” learned from the country’s second in command.
“…You make Moses Kuria and Ndii sound like page boys in comparison. They are at best, your students,” Sifuna said.