Omanga who has declared her interest in the Nairobi gubernatorial seat said the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government will be a government for the commonman.
“When—not if— UDA forms government in 2022, the cost of living will drastically go down, because it will be a government of hustlers, by hustlers and for hustlers,” she said in a Tweet.
Kenya’s cost of living has in the recent past reached rooftops with economists attributing the skyrocketing inflation to the dire effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as ballooning public debt which grew drastically under president Uhuru’s 2-terms.
According to the monthly inflation data by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) however, the overall rate of inflation in October 2021 was 6.45 percent down from 6.91 in September.
In the latest figures, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures the percentage change in the price of a basket of goods and services consumed by households, increased by 0.51 percent to 116.674 in October 2021.
With barely 10 months to the 2022 General Election, analysts say the battle will be a two-horse race between ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto.
However, President Uhuru Kenyatta has indirectly warned Kenyans against voting for his estranged deputy stating that William Ruto could mess up his legacy.
“I urge you, don’t be incited. Choose leaders who will ensure this country remains peaceful and united and those who will carry on with the work we already started and not take us back to where we came from,
“Please don’t allow Mwai Kibaki’s 10 years and my 10 years to be destroyed by electing thugs and thieves,” said President Kenyatta in his native Kikuyu language in what many have suggested he was reffering to his deputy president.
Although the Head of State did not mention names, allies of the deputy president claim the remarks could have been directed at him even though there are several other presidential aspirants in the field.