Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party has criticised President William Ruto’s Cabinet nominees.
Speaking during a press briefing on Friday, Wiper Democratic Party stated that the cabinet nominees lacked competence and personal integrity as required by law.
“The selection of the cabinet secretaries some of whom have active criminal cases was not procedurally done. We shall direct our MPs to withhold approval of those who do not meet the Chapter Six threshold of our constitution.” He said
Kalonzo asked President Ruto to withdraw the names of nominees with questionable character terming it as an embarrassment to the country.
The Wiper Leader faulted the Kenya Kwanza administration for failing to fulfil its promise of appointing 50 per cent of women to the Cabinet.
Fertiliser Subsidy Inquiry
Azimio coalition further wants an inquiry launched into the purchase of subsidised fertiliser by the Kenya Kwanza government.
“We question how this fertiliser was procured; when it was procured; and, where it was sourced from. Does it meet the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) standards?”
“This administration must therefore make public procurement process of this fertiliser subsidy. We have directed MPs to commence an enquiry into the same” Kalonzo stated
He further delved into President Ruto’s speech to Parliament saying it lacked solutions on how to revive the country’s ailing economy.
“The Ruto administration has promised itself into power by exploiting the sorry economic hardships facing our people with the use of hustler narrative that has assured us of paradise.”
“The first campaign promise by the Ruto administration was to the lowering of cost of living from day one all cost associated with basic living have gone up. The price of Unga and the cost of electricity are beyond the ordinary Mwananchi’s reach. These are matter we feel should take preeminence in these early days.” He added