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What CS Mucheru Thinks of Ruto's Presidential Hopes

Joe Mucheru, the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of ICT, has denied claims that he opposes Deputy President William Ruto’s aspiration to become Kenya’s fifth President in August 2022.In a Q&A published by Nation in response to public questions, Mucheru stated that he has nothing personal against the DP or his presidential ambitions.

Mucheru believes that being in charge of Young Affairs requires him to speak out against policies or views 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 available to the citizens of this country. Even if we may have ideological differences, I have nothing against the Deputy President.

“Policy decisions are made by Cabinet. I am a member of the Cabinet, and we have never discussed some of the topics that have been raised in public. I am convinced that our country’s future will be technologically driven, and I would be failing in my obligations if I did not make that message, particularly to the youth,” he said, as quoted by Nation.

A month ago, CS Mucheru sparked a firestorm of controversy after delivering a speech that appeared to attack the DP’s team’s suggestions on the economy and young unemployment.

“We are capable of, and must be capable of, doing better than this. “I must add that some of these far-fetched economic illusions are based on falsehoods lavishly sprinkled with proclamations of sanctity by leaders who should know better,” he remarked, in what many mistook for a criticism of DP Ruto’s bottom-up economic strategy.

CS Mucheru, on the other hand, insists that he is merely advocating for the youth’s interests and has no malice toward anyone.

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