- He said Kenyans are beginning to see the government as being unable to deliver on their pledges.
- Kuria has told off Kenyans who are complaining about fuel prices to drill their own oil wells.
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale on Sunday called on President William Ruto to sack three of his senior officials amid the rising cost of fuel in the country.
Khalwale who was speaking in Kakamega urged the President to sack Trade CS Moses Kuria, his energy counterpart Davis Chirchir, and the Ruto’s economic advisor David Ndii over their controversial remarks on the cost of fuel.
“President Ruto, I want to tell you today from Kakamega, watu wenye umepatia kazi wamekuingiza kona mbaya sana; mtu ambaye anaitwa minister for trade, mtu ambaye anaitwa waziri wa energy na mtu ambaye anaitwa your economic advisor,” Khalwale said.
“Lazima watuambie sisi wakenya what did they mean by they are buying fuel from government to government when things are worse, you sack people so that the cost of fuel can come down,” he added.
The Senator said he was elected to serve the poor adding that his greatest concern was in the inability of the small traders such as bodaboda riders being unable to fuel their motorbikes.
He said Kenyans are beginning to see the government as being unable to deliver on their pledges saying it has gotten to a point where the government is ridiculed even in small functions.
"I was elected in this country of Kenya to serve the poor. I don’t care whether the rich people find petrol expensive but I care when the bodaboda people are unable to fuel their motorbikes,” Khalwale said.
He added: “President Ruto sack these people otherwise serikali yako sasa hata in a small function like this inaanza kukaa kama iko na sura mbaya.”
Kuria has told off Kenyans who are complaining about fuel prices to drill their own oil wells.
In a video shared by Citizen Digital, the CS said the whole world is aware that the prices of crude oil have gone up and it is not a secret.
"Ukishinda umesema bei ya mafuta imeongezeka kutoka asubuhi mpaka jioni, si uchimbe kisima chako?" he said.
This is loosely translated to: When you keep on complaining that the prices of fuel have gone up, why don't you just drill your own oil well?
Ndii on the other hand in his remarks appeared to indicate that Kenya Kwanza's economic recovery strategy is mere guesswork.
Ndii made the assertion during an engagement with users on the social platform X who wanted to know whether the current economic outlook was going to worsen amid rising taxation or whether things would get better in the long run.