We are now well prepared-President Ruto to citizens.
Speaking at a church service on sunday, President Ruto expresses his optimism in regards to the country moving forward.
He stated that the four pressing issues including putring a stop to planned borrowing of Sh300 billion by the former president, Uhuru Kenyatta.
The other challenges included; bringing to an end incessant borrowing, extra judicial killing, misuse of government resources and abuse of state officers that were rampant in the last regime.
He stated that he also had to cut off the subsidies because the country spent Sh34 billion and a further Sh8 billion for maize subsidies.
He stated that people from the previous regime. Took advantage of article 233 of the constitution to pocket taxpayers’ money.
Article 233 of the constitution states that the government has freedom to spend money that has not been appropriated by Parliament, however the law requires Parliament to regularise the spending within two months after the withdrawal.
Ruto stated,”We must stop misusing taxpayers’ money through subsidies. Some people took advantage of Article 223 to get money.”
“ I had to stop unnecessary borrowing which was destroying our economy, that was my immediate task and stabilise the economy. The Sh300 billion that was to be borrowed we had to stop and plan our economy,” he added.
He added that extra judicial killings had to end, by disbanding the DCI special service unit.
He stated,”We used to hear of bodies being dumped in rivers and police officers were even involved. This had to stop.”
“Today the country is on sound footing and we are now well prepared to take the country forward,” he added.
Additionally, president Ruto promised to work with elected to ensure every promise they gave to Kenyans, comes to pass.
He stated,”Because elections are behind us, the remaining part is us leaders to deliver on our pledges. I will work with all elected leaders to plan our country’s development to take our country forward.”
On his part, Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua clarified the remarks he made over who deserves government shares.
He stated,”I said in Kericho that this Kenya everyone should get government service because they pay tax, but when it comes to those who are helped, you must pick those who supported and understand you. If you give those opposed to you a ministry, they will fail you intentionally.”