Opposition leaders allied to the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance have faulted President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza administration for telling Kenyans what is ailing the country instead of finding solutions to national problems.
In a press statement Wednesday, the Azimio elected leaders said Kenyan taxpayers don’t pay Ruto’s government to be told what is wrong with the country.
Led by Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna, the Azimio leaders said Kenyans know the excuses the government has been giving for failing to deliver on their pledges.
“We do not pay Cabinet secretaries or Principal secretaries to tell us how bad things are. Kenyans know that already. We do not pay the government to tell us where and how things went wrong and who is responsible,” they said.
“We do not pay this administration to supply us with morticians, deniers and revisionists which is what we seem to have.”
According to the Opposition lawmakers, the current economic situation is worse than when former president Mwai Kibaki took over from Moi but he(Kibaki) never gave excuses.
They said Kibaki had a clear roadmap of how he would fix the economy by partnering with the private sector, and in three months, the difference was felt across the country.
The joint statement was signed by Sifuna (Nairobi), Enock Wambua (Kitui) and MPs Nabii Nabwera (Lugari), Anthony Oluoch (Mathare), Sam Atandi (Alego Usonga) and Jared Okelo (Nyando).
“There is no doubt the economy is in bad shape. But there is also no doubt that it is not worse than what the Rainbow Coalition inherited in 2002 and turned around in a matter of months.”
Statement by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition MPs on the failures of Kenya Kwanza administration. pic.twitter.com/em6sUqExYe
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