Following President William Ruto’s refusal to listen to hustlers, it appears that all is not well within the ruling Kenya Kwanza government.
While remarking on the country’s present economic situation, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa slammed Ruto for failing to uphold the pledges he made to Kenyans before to being elected.
He accused Ruto of ignoring Kenyans, despite the fact that the majority of them voted for him.
What irritated the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) legislator was the increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petroleum items from 8% to 18%.
According to Barasa, the only way the President can reduce the cost of life in the country is to reduce taxes on petroleum items.
“Of course, we know that the cost of petroleum is as a result of global markets, where Kenya as a country has a limited role to play on how we are going to approach it, but we can circumvent it by lowering the taxes levied on petroleum products.”
The MP also warned Ruto to focus on restoring the economy rather than wrangling with opposition politicians.
“Let us focus on how we are going to reconstruct the economy and lower the cost of living,” Barasa said, adding that despite Kenya Kwanza being in power for almost a year, the top leadership was embroiled in back-and-forth squabbles with its rival.
With Kenyans losing patience with Ruto’s rule, which promised much but has yet to deliver, the MP, a close confidant of the president, wants him to reconsider his policies.
According to the Kimilili MP, the Kenya Kwanza manifesto would better lead the President.