OLANDO: It's unfair for Kenya Kwanza to blame previous regime

Kenya Kwanza government should carry the cross and better Kenyans' living conditions.

In Summary
  • In his campaigns, Ruto hit out at the Jubilee government for borrowing and even said that Kenya can do without borrowing.
  • Kenya Kwanza seems to be blaming the previous government rather than learning from its mistakes.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, President William Ruto and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi at State House, Nairobi on September 27, 2022.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, President William Ruto and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi at State House, Nairobi on September 27, 2022.
Image: WILLIAM RUTO

The statement by Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi that the high cost of living is a result of the previous government living beyond its means, explains a government that is spending so much time on complaints rather than seeking solutions.

Other than many roadside statements, the Kenya Kwanza government should carry the cross and better Kenyans' living conditions.

Musalia said the previous government's expensive life was well orchestrated and therefore the current government cannot be blamed for the current pains Kenyans are going through.

This is a shocking statement. A few months ago, Musalia and his team threw jabs at the Jubilee government on how poorly they managed the economy and like the messiah promised many goodies to the electorate.

It is surprising how every day, one after the other key Kenya Kwanza officials have given defeatist statements by blaming the previous government.

The same issues Musalia and allies were blaming the previous government are right now in the Kenya Kwanza government's hands.

A few days ago, it was announced that the government plans to apply for its first World Bank credit after International Monetary Fund agreed to complete disbursing a loan secured by the previous government.

In his campaigns, Ruto hit out at the Jubilee government for borrowing and even said that Kenya can do without borrowing.

Kenya Kwanza seems to be blaming the previous government rather than learning from its mistakes.

The courts have stopped the vetting of PSs after a petitioner challenged the appointments citing a lack of inclusivity.

Whatever the outcome of the case, it will slow down the Kenya Kwanza government yet Kenyans need service.

The previous government cannot take the blame for the runaway crime, especially in Nairobi.

Every government comes to power with a clear plan to better the lives of its people.

Therefore, the Kenya Kwanza government should lay down better strategies since they have all the human capital and the machinery needed.

In management and administration, complaining and blaming are more of a time waster than a solution. Instead, the Kenya Kwanza government should rewrite their priorities and make better plans for the nation.

It’s unfair for the Kenya Kwanza government to blame the previous regime.

Continuous blaming of the previous regime is an indication of a team that is not ready to play extra 120 minutes of a soccer match.

Principal, Bishop Hannington Institute, Mombasa

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