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Kenya: ‘Stop harassing me over campaign promises’ Ruto tells opposition

By Victor Abuso

Posted on December 27, 2022 17:44

Kenya’s President William Ruto is accusing the opposition of harassing him for failing to deliver on his campaign promises, 100 days into office.

Ruto says he remembers all the pledges he made, mainly coming up with plans to lower the cost of living, after the prices of key commodities increased, such as maize flour, used to prepare ugali – a staple food in the country.

Just over three months in power, Ruto is pleading with the opposition and ordinary Kenyans to give him more time to work on the promises he made.

“Those trying to harass me, I tell them to come slowly, “ Ruto says.

The President, who says he welcomes criticism from the opposition of his leadership, does blame his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga for destroying the country’s economy in the last five years. An issue he says is affecting the timely implementation of his promises to the people.

This is a below average regime. On a scale of 1-10, we would grade the regime at four points.

“I’m prioritising rebuilding the foundation of our economy that was destroyed by the former regime,” said Ruto.

Meanwhile, Raila has described Ruto’s first 100 days in office as a road to nowhere, accusing him of misleading Kenyans on his promises.