Musalia Mudavadi, the Prime Cabinet Secretary of Kenya, recently urged citizens to prepare for tougher economic times ahead. He advised them not to expect a quick fix from the government and to instead give them time to address the current economic challenges.
Mudavadi made these comments following the burial of Mukami Kimathi, a Mau Mau heroine in Nyandarua. He emphasized that fixing the cost of living reversal is not something that can be done overnight, likening it to making instant coffee. He urged Kenyans to remain united and patient as they work towards rebuilding the economy.
In addition, Mudavadi criticized the previous administration led by President Uhuru Kenyatta for taking on too much debt and leaving the country struggling to pay it back. Mudavadi had warned against overborrowing at the time, but his concerns were ignored.
Mudavadi also appealed to the opposition led by Raila Odinga to give the government time to implement its plans and avoid criticizing for the sake of politicking. He urged everyone to work together to reduce the cost of living for all Kenyans.
These remarks by Mudavadi come at a time when many Kenyans are facing high costs of living due to prolonged drought and a shortage of dollars that has made importing commodities difficult. It is therefore important for the government and citizens to come together and work towards solving these challenges for the betterment of the country’s economy.