- The Kenya Kwanza regime led by Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua has been blaming Uhuru and Raila for the country’s debt crisis.
- Despite the criticism of his administration, Ruto said he will take credit for the successes of the Jubilee government.
National Assembly Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi has given various reasons why the Opposition has serious issues with the Kenya Kwanza regime.
The legislator said the William Ruto-led administration has failed to address issues that they are completely mandated to do.
"Once you take up power, regardless of how you got the seat deal with the issues. Don't back pass. Tell us what you are doing to address the issues," Wandayi said.
Speaking on Wednesday during an interview, the Ugunja MP said most of the issues and challenges the government is facing are not new as they even existed during retired President Uhuru Kenyatta's tenure.
However, he said the difference between the two regimes is how the issues are handled.
"We are not new in Kenya. What did Uhuru do that these people cannot do? At least there were instances where we could see as we were told that issues have been addressed," Wandanyi said.
Speaking on Azimio's demands, the ODM legislator said that their reasons for the March protests were not theirs but the people's.
Last month, Raila had called for a Monday and Thursday maandamano days and listed six reasons to justify it.
This included failure to consult other stakeholders in the reconstitution of IEBC, broken promises, an illegitimate government, refusal by President Ruto to allow the audit of the IEBC servers and the high cost of living after the government eliminated subsidies.
"The issue of the high cost of living should not even be negotiable. It's a matter of the regime in power taking concrete steps to deal with it," Wandayi said.
The MP said that Azimio's stand on the issue is that the government addresses the high cost of living before the bipartisan talks begin.
The Minority leader said that the Kenya Kwanza regime was full of blame games, forgetting that the majority of them were in the Jubilee government which they often accuse of their 'failures'.
"There was nothing like the handshake regime. The Jubilee government was in power from 2013 up to August 2022 and it was headed by Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto," Wandanyi said.
The Kenya Kwanza regime led by Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua has been blaming Uhuru and Raila for the country’s debt crisis.
Despite the criticism of his administration, Ruto said he will take credit for the successes of the Jubilee government.