July 17, 2024

Uhuru needs to be careful with his statements; MP Koech as former president’s statements rattle Ruto allies

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Uhuru needs to be careful with his statements; MP Koech as former president's appearance rattle Ruto allies

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta statements at a church event in Mwingi rattle Ruto allies after he called out the government over blame games

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta statements at a church event in Mwingi rattle Ruto allies after he called out the government over blame games.

Belgut Member of Parliament (MP) Nelson Koech has expressed the opinion that former president Uhuru Kenyatta should exercise caution when making public comments.

He was drawing attention to remarks made by Mr. Kenyatta during a Sunday service in Mwingi, Kitui County, when he criticized President William Ruto for assigning the blame for the failure of his administration and the weak status of the economy.

Speaking on Monday’s daybreak program on Citizen TV, Koech told Uhuru not to try to shift the blame for the country’s current economic problem away from himself and accused him of being the only one who brought it on.

“For Uhuru to come out boldly yesterday and say ‘don’t blame me’ then he needs to be very careful on the statements that he makes, we are hurting because of him, he is the president we will want to forget,” said Koech.

“Let him go and sit where he is and should not come out and remind Kenyans of who he was and people are clapping when Kenyatta is telling them that yet he is the one who singularly masterminded the failure of this country.”

Mr. Koech added that Uhuru should steer clear from engaging in politics and pursue other causes in his retirement.

This comes after Uhuru while speaching at a church event in Mwingi called out Ruto administration for shifting their failures to the previous administration.

“I do not want to say much… not because I fear…I stopped fearing. We have been threatened, told a lot of things. Every time someone fails, they say ‘Oh! Previous government,” Uhuru told congregants. 

“Tomorrow when women fail to give birth they will say ‘You know Uhuru did it’. I don’t know, but I am used to it.” 

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Kenya Kwanza has been blaming the administration of Former President Kenyatta for the challenges facing the country.

National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah and his Senate counterpart Aaron Cheruiyot also fired at Kalonzo asking him to tell Uhuru to come clean on alleged plunder during his tenure. 

According to the two leaders, Uhuru made the decision to appear in public on Sunday after discovering that Ichung’wah intended to initiate the establishment of a State Capture Commission. 

Several other officials including Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua have also placed the blame on the previous administration. For instance, on November 14, after heavy rains caused leaks on the roofs of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kipchumba Murkomen stated that the airport’s state of disrepair was caused by subpar construction work done during Uhuru’s administration.

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