President William Ruto during an exclusive meeting with the media at the State House Nairobi. Photo/Courtesy.
President William Ruto has defended his performance over the first 100 days in the office. The president who spoke during a media interview from the State House Nairobi.
The president stated that he has tried to atleast to prevent further increase of food prices and vowed to push them down with the plans he has put in place.
However, president Ruto noted that if former prime minister Raila Odinga would have won the presidency, prices of commodities would have been even higher.
"Kama uchaguzi huu ungeenda vingine, pengine unga saa hizi ingekuwa shilingi 300" the president said which loosely translates into, If these elections would have gone the other way, the price of the maize flour would be 300.
Ruto argued that there was no way someone who had no idea of what Kenyans had been going through would have lowered prices of commodities.
He however insisted that there will be no any more subsidy on basic commodities adding that this is not the right way to fight food insecurity in the country. The president claimed that the subsidies only benefited a few individuals, a mistake he can never do in his reign.
Ruto maintained that however slow the progress might be, he will finally succeed on ensuring that Kenyans are able to afford the basic commodities.
The president remarks come despite intensified critism from the opposition Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party led by former prime minister Raila Odinga. The team insists that the president and his team have completed failed to deliver on the promises they gave to Kenyans during campaigns.
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