Don’t criticise Uhuru, Gachagua tells Jubilee

By: WAMBUGU KANYI

Jubilee lawmakers have been warned against criticising in public President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua said Uhuru should not be blamed for the malpractices and irregularities happening in government departments.

“Jubilee MPs should be defending the President, not teaming up with the opposition to criticise him,” the governor said.

He, however, urged Uhuru to sack “non-performing and scandalous” Cabinet Secretaries.

Last week, Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando launched a scathing attack on the President, saying his Cabinet is made of corrupt and incompetent officials.

He said it should be dissolved. Kabando said the Jubilee government is a captive of corruption merchants.

Speaking at Chaka town on Wednesday, Gachagua said Uhuru is working for the development of the country and “has shown zero tolerance to corruption”.

“The President is doing his best and he cannot be blamed. Cabinet Secretaries facing allegations should carry the blame. We have constitutional institutions which should deal with issues such as corruption,” he said.

Gachagua said Kenya’s economy is growing and the economic crisis reports being talked about every day are a creation of the opposition.

He accused the media of creating a perception that Kenya’s economy is at a standstill.

“We have economic challenges like any other country, but the media is exaggerating it. Development projects are going on as expected. Devolution is on a good pace. No indications of an economic crisis in Kenya,” Gachagua said.