Rigathi Gachagua slams Moses Kuria for telling Kenyans to dig their own oil wells
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has issued a stern warning to Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria, slamming his recent crude remarks on soaring fuel prices.
Speaking on Sunday, Gachagua emphasized the need for public servants, such as Kuria, to demonstrate respect for the hardworking people of Kenya, who bestowed their trust in President William Ruto.
“I have noted with concern the exchanges between public servants and Kenyans. I would like to remind leaders that although Kenyans did not employ them directly, they decisively elected President Ruto, who in turn appointed them CSS and advisors. Hence by this, they are employed by Kenyans. You do not address your employer with arrogance. Do so with humility and decorum,” Gachagua said.
Kuria recently told Kenyans to dig their own oil wells if they are unhappy with the fuel prices.
He also predicted that petrol will reach Ksh 260 by February 2024.
Below is the post Riggy G posted on his social Media handle.
Good afternoon, Kenya.
I am home; I am happy to be back after a fruitful official visit to Colombia. As the saying goes; East or West, Home is Best.
While away, I keenly kept abreast discussions back home, especially on the recent spike in oil prices, which, though global, have not spared us.
I have noted with concern the exchanges between public servants and the People of Kenya.
I want to call upon fellow leaders, particularly those that our President, H.E Dr @WilliamsRuto, has given the privilege to serve Kenyans to exercise caution in addressing Their Employer- the People of Kenya. It is Insensitive to talk down on The People.
I would like to remind them that although the people of Kenya did not employ them directly, they decisively elected H.E President William Ruto, who in turn appointed them Cabinet Secretaries and Advisors. And hence by virtue of this -they are employed by Kenyans. You Do Not address your employer with arrogance. Do so with Humility and Decorum. Kenyans, like the rest of the world, are going through difficult Economic times and leaders should address them with Sensitivity and Empathy.
Responsible leaders should be sensitive and inspire Hope to the People-the Hope for a Better tomorrow. Talking down on the people and demoralising those who look up to them for solutions and a way out of the difficult situation they find themselves in is not good leadership. Please Do Not SPITE the People of Kenya.
President Ruto always encourages us to offer Servant Leadership, be humble, and serve with Humility.
With deep respect, I would like to plead with the people of Kenya to appreciate that the issue of fuel prices is a worldwide challenge. Things will get better as we move along. The Government remains aware of and is sensitive to the challenges Kenyans are facing today; the arrogant statements by a few leaders DO NOT, in Any Way, reflect the official Government position or that of President William Ruto.
The President remains committed to finding lasting and sustainable solutions to the economic challenges that face our great Nation.
God bless Kenya.