This was after the CS unapologetically urged Kenyans to fasten their belts in preparation to handle the increasing cost of fuel.
As such, the second in command clarified that the arrogant comments made by Kuria do not reflect the official position of the government.
“The average Kenyan is really struggling! These are truly hard times! And I really don’t get why Ruto’s employees are laughing and ridiculing the poor…I just don’t get this heartless gloating! Where is empathy for the poor…the downtrodden?” DP Gachagua posed.
However, in a quick rejoinder, the CS reiterated that the fuel prices will skyrocket further in the coming months despite DP Gachagua asking government officials to show empathy to Kenyans.
Without mentioning names, Kuria who appeared to be responding to the second in command maintained that his predictions were not based on DP Gachagua’s “truthful voodoo” but rather scientific research.
He insisted that as a Trade and Investment CS, his work was to advise the business and private sector on realities facing the economic sector.
“August fuel stocks will land in October. The cost is well known, and it is scientific. September shipments will land in November. Costs are also known. From there, we move to winter in the US and expected stockpiles,
“And then the bilateral arrangements between Saudis and Russia on the one side and China and India on the other hand plus ongoing oil cuts. As Minister responsible for the Private Sector, mine is to advise business based on science, not truthful voodoo,” Kuria said on X.