In an effort to put pressure on the Head of State, His Excellency William Samoei Ruto to lower the cost of living, residents of Nairobi county have threatened to conduct major rallies in the city the following week. Residents, led by the president of the Bunge La Mwananchi Banner, Alvin Okoth have expressed their dissatisfaction with the current state of the economy, claiming that it is intolerable. They have vowed to turn the city into a field of demonstrations if the president does not order a cut in the prices of petroleum, power, unga, and other needs.
Mr. Okoth issued a warning that demonstrations will take place on Monday if the president does not take action to lower the prices of the commodities and to fix the problems with electricity tokens and mama mboga. In his speech on Monday, Mr. Okoth urged the president to treat all Kenyans with the highest degree of equality, regardless of where they live or whether or not they voted for him.
He went on to question why the president had given the Rift Valley and Mount Kenya regions more cabinet positions than the Nyanza and other regions. Ruto and his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, have been very vocal about the poor economic condition that they claim to have inherited from former President Uhuru Kenyatta, which has led to skyrocketing food costs.
The two chiefs of state understood that it would take some time to strengthen the economy of Kenya, despite the fact that they had both committed to doing so. Are you in agreement that President William Ruto's government is mostly to blame for the extremely high cost of living in Kenya? Please share your opinions with us in the comments section.
SOURCE: NTV Kenya
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