Aisha Jumwa Defends Ruto’s Govt Over High Cost of Living

  • Public Service Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa on Thursday, February 23, called out the opposition side, Azimio, for criticizing the government over the high cost of living.

    Appearing on Citizen TV, the CS argued that the tactics being employed by the Azimio leader Raila Odinga and the call for mass action will not address the current situation.

    “You cannot issue ultimatums and threats to a ruling government that is trying to do the best for its citizens, in this country people are free to talk and can hold discussions to come up with solutions to problems,” commented Jumwa.

    The former Malindi Member of Parliament told off the opposition over claims that the Kenya Kwanza government was responsible for skyrocketing high cost of living in the country.

    Azimio principals led by Raila Odinga at Jevanjee garden during the National Prayer Day on February 22.,2023

    Azimio principals led by Raila Odinga at Jevanjee garden during the National Prayer Day on February 22.,2023


    Raila Odinga

    “People must always tell the truth and come out clean on the real issues that lead to this situation,” commented Jumwa.

    She added that the same people complaining about the high cost of living are the same who were very close allies of the previous regime and knew where things went south.

    “We all remember when the opposition leader was a very close friend of Uhuru there was still a high cost of living in the country but they are trying to blame President William Ruto for it but refused to address the issues when they were in a position.

    She noted that Ruto’s government had made clear improvements by reducing the price of maize flour from Ksh 240 to Ksh 180.

    Jumwa highlighted that during his campaigns in the run-up to elections, Ruto promised to address the plight of Kenyans by easing pressure on the prices of essential commodities.

    The CS held that some of the issues being raised by the opposition were true and the government was progressively addressing them.

     She called on the opposition to stop inciting Kenyans against the government but play its role responsibly in keeping the government in check.

    Her remarks came barely days after Odinga gave Ruto a 14-day ultimatum to address the cost of living or face countrywide protests.

    In a close rejoinder, Ruto dared the opposition, maintaining that he would not be cowed by mass action as he was focused on delivering the Kenya Kwanza agenda.

    President William Ruto addressing a campaign rally in Nakuru on January 27, 2021

    President William Ruto addressing a campaign rally in Nakuru on January 27, 2021


    William Ruto

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