A video of Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta warning Kenyans to brace themselves for tough times has resurfaced.
Uhuru who was chairing his last Azimio la Umoja Parliamentary group in Kajiado said those who were celebrating Kenya’s Kwanza win would be crying in a few months to come.
“Those celebrating now, who were promised heaven, will be crying three months from now,” Uhuru said after the Supreme Court had quashed a presidential petition by opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Barely a year since assuming office, Kenyans have experienced the worst times as the cost of living has almost doubled courtesy of the weakening Kenya shilling, the high cost of living, and the introduction of new taxes among other factors.
The video by the former Head of State resurfaced shortly after President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza administration on Wednesday, November 8, increased costs for key services under the Immigration Department.
For instance, in a gazette notice, President William Ruto increased the cost of ID replacements to KSh 2000 down from KSh 100.
Unlike during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime when the application of ID cards was free of charge, those seeking the vital document will now have to part with KSh 1000.
The revised charges also extend to birth and death certificates; the cost of a birth certificate has increased to KSh 200 from KSh 50, and the fee for a death certificate is now KSh 200, up from KSh 50, meaning Kenyans will now have to dig deeper into their pockets.
The increase has seen Kenyans especially those who campaigned for President William Ruto more devastated.
For instance, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa on Thursday, November 9, castigated members of the executive noting that they were out of touch with citizens.
Barasa who was elected through the ruling party United Democratic Alliance (UDA) noted that the government was being dishonest.
“These characters seem power drunk, eating taxes with a big spoon, wearing the most expensive designer shoes and vomiting remnants on Kenyans who walk barefeet,” the MP stated.