CS Moses Kuria Hits Back at Uhuru for Criticising Ruto Govt

Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has insisted that former President Uhuru Kenyatta left behind a dilapidated economy when he handed over the government to his successor in September 2022.

In a four-point harsh statement on Sunday, Kuria faulted Uhuru for resurfacing in the political scene only after President William Ruto ostensibly cleaned the economic mess he inherited.

The remarks came just a few hours after Uhuru faulted the current administration for blaming the previous regime for the problems the country is currently facing including a struggling economy.

My response to Uhuru Kenyatta. Every day, the full magnitude of the mess you left behind is dawning on us. We are not complaining. We will continue to clean the mess. We can do so when you are quiet. Better,” he fired off.

President William Ruto (Right) with Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria and other leaders during a past meeting at Gatundu South on Thursday, September 29, 2022.


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“You thought the economy would collapse by December 2023 as you have told your friends repeatedly. Now that it’s clear we have navigated your murky waters, you are all over again.”

He further lambasted the former Head of State for expecting former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to hold demonstrations.

Uhuru, while attending a church service in Mwingi on Sunday, had revealed that he received threats and was being blamed for the downturn in Kenya’s economy which has pushed more Kenyans below the poverty line.

The former President also maintained that he was a member of the opposition’s Azimio la Umoja Coalition contrary to speculations that he took a step back from his Chairmanship role.

“I am no longer scared. We have been threatened and told a lot of things. Each time someone fails in their mandate, they blame the previous government. I am used to the blame and life continues,” he told the enthusiastic congregation.

“I am not a conman. I always tell people I am an Azimio member and that is where I belong. My stand has not changed. You should be a politician with a stand who can always be trusted.”

The former Head of State famously backed Raila’s stab at the presidency during the 2022 campaign season but the ODM leader was defeated by Ruto who got 50.49 percent of the popular vote.

Since August, the Shilling has continued to perform poorly against the dollar hitting Ksh151.54 as per the Sunday, November 19, estimates.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) joins Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti for the fundraiser of Full Gospel Church, Mwingi on November 19, 2023.


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