• The Prime CS said that despite the harsh economic times in the country, there lies hope through unity of purpose.
• He called on Kenyans to be determined and work together by being consistent and focused.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has affirmed that President William Ruto means well for the future of Kenya.
The Prime CS said that despite the harsh economic times in the country, there lies hope through unity of purpose.
He called on Kenyans to be determined and work together by being consistent and focused.
"We as leaders must listen to the people and be determined to work for the citizens. As we listen to their issues, we urge Kenyans also to listen to their leaders, most importantly leaders who have a vision of transforming the fortunes of Kenyans," Mudavadi said.
The Prime CS spoke on Sunday at Ishikulu Primary School in Shunyalu Constituency of Kakamega County where he led other leaders in a fundraising ceremony in aid of 25 churches in the constituency.
Mudavadi used the opportunity to dispel rumours that their was a rift between him and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula.
"We should rise above politics of deceit and blackmail. Times have changed and we need to reconcile with the reality that William Ruto is our President. This is the reality and we are not competing amongst ourselves, so those peddling such rumours to our people must stop."
The CS said the unity of the nation and that of the Western Kenya region must count for it matters a lot for the economic progress.
"When I joined hands with my brother Wetang'ula, we tilted the political landscape of Kenya. The Earthquake was a game changer and therefore in the Kenya Kwanza government, we stand to be counted every day," he said.
Mudavadi urged the Western Kenya region to endeavour to have a formidable formation that will help them pull together towards a prosperous future.
He said there is hope and the current high cost of living should not distract Kenyans from the ultimate price.
"It is a fact that President Ruto inherited a bleeding economy and as the saying goes there is no gain without pain, thus the need for all Kenyans to reflect on where we want our country to be in the near future," he said.
He said the current taxation regime is not aimed at punishing Kenyans economically but it is a means towards ensuring that the public debt is settled for Kenya to focus on her economic growth and changing the livelihoods of her people.
Leaders present spoke in one voice and affirmed that they are fully behind Mudavadi and Wetang'ula as the key leaders from the region.
They urged the duo to show the people a direction that will ensure more resources are directed to the Western Kenya region.
Wetang'ula said it is time they sit down and reason together with the government that is in power, affirming that they have full confidence in President Ruto’s leadership.
They said any person purporting to speak on behalf of Western Kenya without the blessing of Mudavadi and Wetang'ula is in for a rude shock.
They urged Mudavadi and Wetang'ula to prioritise the revival of the sugar companies in the region as one of the key agenda when negotiating on behalf of the Western Kenya region.
The five sugar millers in the region are grappling with over Sh17 billion in debt in loans and accrued taxes.