During the presidential campaigns for the August 9, elections, William Ruto promised to lower the cost of living in his first 100 days in office.
However, since President William Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua were sworn in on Tuesday, September 13, the cost of living appears to have reached rooftops.
As such, the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga has poked holes in President William Ruto’s first 100 days.
In a report dubbed From hustlers to sufferers, Raila on Thursday, December 22, Raila said the first 100 days of the Kenya Kwanza regime have been marked by the pronouncements, actions, and policy failures that evidence a troubling trend across the spectrum.
“There are 100 days on the road to nowhere. Kenyans are worse off than they were during the campaign when UDA promises were flawed,” Raila said.
He said while the majority of Kenyans expected a massive stimulus package to bail them out of the devastating economic circumstances, they got hit with the cancelation of the subsidy that had cushioned millions from the pain.
Raila said instead of lowering the cost of basic commodities, the new administration is taking away even the little that the previous government was offering its vulnerable
“Off went subsidies on petrol, diesel, electricity, paraffin and school fee in these 100 days. Quietly they did away with a cash transfer to the elderly, pesa ya wazee, and took away the Linda Mama program that covered maternal services for economically disadvantaged mothers,” Raila said.
The opposition leader further stated that William Ruto’s regime has ignored Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution 2010 and now looks like a gangsters’ parade or a scene of the crime.
“In these 100 days, we have noted disdain for the Constitution and a flagrant violation of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity,” he said.