- Raila called on the reduction in size of government.
- He asked Kenya Kwanza to end corruption and theft of public funds.
Opposition chief Raila Odinga has asked President William Ruto to institute far-reaching reforms in his administration to tackle the high cost of living.
Raila said Kenyans cannot be taxed to the bone just because of Kenya Kwanza’s internal weaknesses.
He asked the government to put an immediate stop to non-essential government expenditures including scrapping the positions of Chief Administrative Secretaries
Raila called on the reduction in size of government.
''Excess cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries, directorates, advisers, aides, departments and CASs are gobbling up finances for no good value for money,'' he said.
According to Raila, Kenya Kwanza must completely abolish money being spent on political operations that are disguised as relief food distribution or fundraisers.
''It makes no sense at all for a Cabinet secretary or a principal secretary to spend Sh20 million on a chopper to distribute Sh1 million worth of food," he said.
"That is a job a chief or assistant chief or even MCA can do. It makes no sense for a principal secretary to spend Ksh10 million on a chopper to deliver Sh200, 000 on a fundraiser. This madness must stop in the interest of austerity."
At the same time, Raila asked the government to freeze domestic and international travel, conferences and workshops, training.
''We need a freeze on ministerial out of station allowances, ministerial house allowances and domestic allowance for cabinet and principal secretaries,'' he said on Monday.
The opposition leader also asked Kenya Kwanza to end corruption and theft of public funds.
''Kenyans can’t and won’t tighten their belts any further. They have had enough. Their next available course of action is to force Kenya Kwanza to tighten its belt or force it out,'' he said.