- Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has criticized government officials for their insensitive remarks following the recent surge in fuel prices
- He called out leaders such as Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria and the president’s economic advisor David Ndii, who have been making comments perceived by many as disrespectful
- The second in command also clarified that the arrogant comments made by Kuria and Ndii do not reflect the official position of the government
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has blasted government officials who have been talking down on Kenyans after the recent record-high fuel prices hike.
Coming just hours after Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria and the president’s economic advisor David Ndii angered Kenyans with their torrents of insensitive tweets and statements, Rigathi said their lack of empathy was uncalled for.
Rigathi asks leaders to be humble
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Rigathi said leaders who represent the president should exercise caution while addressing Kenyans already distressed by the high cost of living.
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“You do not address your employer with arrogance. Do so with humility and decorum. Kenyans, like the rest of the world, are going through difficult economic times, and leaders should address them with sensitivity and empathy.
Responsible leaders should be sensitive and inspire hope in the People, the hope for a better tomorrow. Talking down on the people and demoralising those who look up to them for solutions and a way out of the difficult situation they find themselves in is not good leadership. Please do not spite the people of Kenya,” he wrote on Facebook.
Further, the deputy president insisted that the arrogant comments made by the leaders do not represent the government’s official position or that of President William Ruto.
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Ahmednasir calls out government officials
Similarly, Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi called out some bureaucrats in Ruto’s government for their insensitive tweets as Kenyans lament the cost of living.
Abdullahi expressed his disgust with such statements, saying they portrayed disregard for lowly Kenyans bearing the brunt at the bottom.
“The average Kenyan is really struggling! These are truly hard times! And I really don’t get why Ruto’s employees are laughing and ridiculing the poor…I just don’t get this heartless gloating! Where is empathy for the poor…the downtrodden?” he posed.
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