Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party has issued a rejoinder towards President William Ruto over Cabinet nominations and his nation address during the opening of the 13th parliament.
Led by Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, the opposition faulted President Ruto for “failing to address pertinent issues affecting the country during his inaugural speech in Parliament.”
“First campaign promise was to lower prices of commodities. But the prices of unga and electricity have all gone up. Only yesterday when Ruto was making his address, CBK was raising the base lending rate from 7.25 to 8.25,” Kalonzo said.
The leaders, speaking at Karen, also asked the government to honour campaign promises and lower cost of living and ensure cabinet is half women as pledged.
“We expect this administration to honour their promise of lowering fuel prices. We want to propose austerity measures such as recovery of looted funds and restructuring of borrowed debt,” Kalonzo said, adding,
“Only seven women were named (as cabinet nominees) out of the campaign promise to make the cabinet 50 percent women. Also some cabinet nominees have serious criminal cases. If I was Ruto, I would withdraw their nomination.”
The leaders said they will ask their MPs to hold approval of those who fall short of chapter six of the Constitution.
Further, they reiterated their earlier stance that the electoral agency should be reformed.
“We must also reform IEBC to give our children a free and fair election. Even the Judiciary must also be reformed.”
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