Azimio now threatens to storm into treasury offices.
Led by Nairobi county senator, Edwin Sifuna, Azimio now threatens to storm into treasury offices.
In a press release today, Azimio expressed that ever since President Ruto took over, it has been nothing but fake promises and blame games.
They stated,”We want answers and if they do not come in the next few days, we will have no option but to lead our supporters into these offices for answers.”
” We will follow these officers anywhere and everywhere for answers and not warnings,” they added.
Their demands come hours after Their leader, Raila Odinga issued an ultimatum ahead of his mass action tomorrow.
The azimio allies questioned why president Ruto is backing down from the promises he made to Kenyans during the campaign period.
Azimio stated,” In beginning, Kenyans were told costs would come down as soon as Ruto put the Bible down after being sworn in. Since putting the Bible down and prices are refusing to come down, Kenyans were told fertilizers had been brought. Still, prices refused to come down.”
“Then we were told Kenya had licensed GMO foods. Still, prices refused to come down and the economy refused to pick up. Then we were told to wait for six months. Each time the months arrive, the goalposts shift again,” they added.
The leaders also highlighted on what they called ‘ blame games’ They stated that this administration does not tire in pointing fingers to the former president over the failed economy.
They stated,”William Ruto never tires of telling us how President Uhuru Kenyatta ruined the country. It does not seem to matter that Ruto was Deputy President that entire period. It doesn’t seem to occur to him that he found the State House budget pegged at Ksh.4 billion which he increased to Ksh.9 billion.”
“He has introduced offices hitherto unheard of in public service including prayer warriors, office of the first daughter and office of the spouse of the Prime CS. Rigathi Gachagua keeps threatening to name top officials in Uhuru Kenyatta’s government who looted the country,” they added.
They also questioned on why the government is borrowing more from foreign countries despite their promise not to.
Azimio stated,”Last Saturday, it was reported that Ruto is seeking Ks.76.6 billion in loans from foreign banks. Kenya’s public debt hit Ksh.9.145 trillion in December against the allowed limit of Ksh.10 trillion, leaving President Ruto’s administration with little room to borrow.”
“The shilling is officially exchanging at an all-time low of about 127 units to the dollar—translating to over 24 percent depreciation since March 2020— but many banks and foreign exchange bureaus are quoting as high as 137 as the dollars become scarce,” they added.