President William Ruto really needs to reorganise his cabinet and send home the top officials in his government who are conducting themselves poorly, Governance Expert Javas Bigambo has said.
He has agreed with those arguing that some of the people holding powerful positions in Ruto’s government should not be there, especially those making remarks aimed at mocking Kenyans.
Bigambo has regretted that these people appear unaware of the hardships Kenyans are going through, and are acting in a manner similar to belching in the face of people who are starving.
“When you listen to some of the remarks by some high-ranking government officials, you would be forgiven for thinking that they are gladly belching in the face of people who are starving,” he says in an article in The Star on Friday.
The commentator notes that Kenyans are clearly angry at Ruto because of the doings of his officials, and are waiting for him to make changes and bring in people who can give them the services they deserve.
“The delayed reshuffle is creating even more anxiety because the public is running out of patience in expecting first-class service delivery and implementation of Kenya Kwanza’s manifesto,” he says.
Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria and Ruto’s Chief Economic Advisor David Ndii fall in the targeted category, after making remarks some have observed to be insensitive and reckless.
Kuria, for instance, has been under fire since he seconded the government’s move to hike fuel prices, telling those aggrieved to go dig their own oil wells.
Ndii, on the other hand, has been telling Kenyans to not expect any changes from the Ruto regime, wondering why they believed in his campaign promises and telling them that he won’t tackle graft.
Kuria’s sacking is now no longer being pushed for by only analysts and opposition politicians but also people close to Ruto, like Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale.