On Monday, ICT cabinet secretary Joe Mucheru took a veiled jibe at Deputy President William Ruto, who is accused of hoodwinking the Kenyan youth through the “hustler” talk.
Mucheru was in Limuru, Kiambu county, where he graced the launch of the Youth Fragility report during a youth conference organised by the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK). While addressing the attendees of the function from his prepared 33-page speech, Mucheru took constant swipe(s) at Ruto, accusing him of lying to the youth through his narrative.
“We have heard some people promising analogue solutions as part of a new economic blueprint to bring you prosperity. I am a student of economics and I don’t see the successful economic uplifting of our people carried on with outdated solutions. We can and must do better,” he said.
He occasionally paused to slam Ruto with his loyalists, whom he said were dishonest in their talk to empower the young people.
The CS also called out the clergy for allowing those he termed as”misleaders” to use the pulpit to advance their political rhetorics. “Where has the church been when these falsehoods are being perpetrated. Sometimes from the pulpit by these “misleaders”…” said Mucheru. The CS’s tantrums were in reference to Ruto’s sentiments on Sunday when he said the fall of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was a punishment from God.
Mucheru did not spare the Judiciary, which he accused of undertaking activism in its operations.
This was in response to the decision by the High Court and Court of Appeal to quash the BBI. BBI fall was God’s wrath Earlier, Ruto had claimed that the downfall of the BBI was a punishment from God to its initiators and promoters. On Sunday, August 22, while addressing the faithful of St Luke’s ACK Wang’uru Church in Kirinyaga county, Ruto said the flopping of the BBI was a punishment from God to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga for disregarding the wishes of Kenyans. Uhuru and his political brother Raila were the chief proponents of the report that aimed to change some clauses in the 2010 Constitution. However, according to the second in command, the handshake mates were driven by selfish interests and did not consider the plight of ordinary Kenyans.
“The downfall of BBI is a reminder for those of us in authority that we cannot use the power we have for selfish reasons to benefit those who already have positions to the disadvantage of millions of citizens who are desperate. God is reminding us that before we think about our positions and what is important for us as leaders, we must first think about ordinary people,” said William Ruto. In a codded language, the Jubilee deputy party leader asked Uhuru to now focus his energy on salvaging his legacy as his term enters the homestretch.