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CS Mucheru responds to allegations that he is opposed to D.P. Ruto's presidential campaign

Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has denied reports that he is opposed to Deputy President William Ruto's bid to become Kenya's fifth President in August 2022.

Responding to public questions in a QnA published by Nation, Mucheru stated that he has no personal animosity toward the DP or his presidential ambitions.

He added that if there are disagreements, they are ideological in nature. Mucheru believes that being in charge of Youth Affairs requires him to speak out against policies or ideologies that he believes are harmful to youth.

“As Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation, and Youth Affairs, I am responsible for ensuring that the appropriate policies and information are made available to the country's citizens. I have no beef with the Deputy President, despite our ideological differences

“Policy decisions are made by Cabinet. I am a member of the Cabinet, and we have never discussed some of the issues that have been raised in public. I am a firm believer that the future of our country will be technologically driven, and I would be remiss if I did not emphasize that fact, particularly to the youth,” he was quoted as saying by Nation.

A month ago, CS Mucheru sparked widespread debate after delivering a speech that appeared to criticize the DP's economic and youth unemployment proposals.

"We are capable and obligated to do better than this. I must add that some of these fantastic economic fantasies are founded on falsehoods liberally sprinkled with proclamations of sanctity by leaders who should know better,” he said in a statement widely interpreted as a criticism of DP Ruto's bottom-up economic model.

CS Mucheru, on the other hand, maintains that he is only advocating for the youth and has no malice toward anyone.

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