President William Ruto and His Deputy Say Raila Odinga Has No Right To Disparage Their New Administration

President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua have called out critics who have faulted their efforts in building the nation arguing that former president Uhuru Kenyatta and his ally Raila Odinga left them with a dilapidated economy that would require them time to fix.

According to the head of state, the two were complicit in the nation’s current mess thus they had no right to disparage their efforts this early in their administration. He urged Azimio la Umoja Kenya Kwanza party leader Raila Odinga that even as he executes his duties as the opposition leader, he should give them some time to fix their mess.

“Our opponents, former competitors, should give us a break. They destroyed this country and they should now give us a chance to fix their mess. They had five years which they used to destroy everything in the country: They left us with a dilapidated economy, a debt-laden country, deteriorated security, police force out to kill the people instead of protecting them,” President Ruto said.

“The economy is in tatters and we need to fix it. We cannot clean up the economic mismanagement in 100 days. Once we are done with fixing the mess of the previous government, then the opposition can come forward and play oversight on us,” Mr Gachagua said.

The president and his deputy however assured Kenyans that plans are underway to fix the economy, restore investor confidence, and allow industries to thrive, create jobs and unite the country. “We have a plan on how to support our farmers so that we can produce enough food using subsidized fertilisers and quality seeds so that we can reduce the cost of living.

We have a plan on what to do with agro-processing and value-addition of our products so that we can create jobs for our young people”

The President also promised that his administration will revive the stalled projects across the country including the Itare, Kimwarer, Bosto and Soin-Koru dams in Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Bomet, Kericho and Kisumu counties which were according to him starved of funds by the Jubilee administration for political reasons.

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