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Raila Gives Ruto D- in First Year Scorecard

  • by MARK OBAR on Saturday, 16 September 2023

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has confirmed that he and his Azimio la Umoja coalition have collected over 10 million signatures while unveiling a D- score for President William Ruto after serving for one year.

Raila made the announcement on Saturday, September 16, while releasing President Ruto’s one-year scorecard, which he claimed was disastrous.

He explained that the signatures were a clear indication that Kenyans were unhappy with Ruto’s government. While ruling out nationwide protests, Raila however failed to show how he would use the signatures to push Ruto into submitting to the opposition’s demands.

"We have collected over ten million signatures which we will use accordingly. However, I do not want to reveal how we will use these signatures in the near future.

“This time around, I will not call on anyone to go back to the streets. But be rest assured that we will use these signatures since this regime has failed,” Raila stated.

In the scorecard, Raila noted that Ruto had failed to deliver on key issues, including the economy, security, and corruption.

According to the former Prime Minister, Ruto had failed to deliver on his campaign promises to Kenyans noting that the country was worse off now than it was when he took over the reins.

Overall, Raila awarded Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza administration a D- (Minus) grade.

"Since the Inception into the office of the Kenya Kwanza Government, there has been a persistent emasculation of the political parties and the buying of opposition Members of Parliament.

“Immediately the President was declared, he embarked on the interference with the affairs of the Jubilee party and sponsoring parallel factions to destabilise the party,” Raila claimed.

He also accused Ruto of presiding over a government that was riddled with corruption and tribalism in the appointments to State jobs.

Here is a summary of Raila’s criticisms of Ruto’s government, as outlined in the scorecard:


Raila noted that Ruto’s economic policies had failed to create jobs or reduce poverty. He accused the government of raising taxes and borrowing too much money.

He also claimed that, unlike what he promised, President Ruto’s policies have exacerbated the weakening of the Kenyan Shilling against the US Dollar.

“The Shilling was about Ksh120.00 to US$1 in August 2022. Now, it is Ksh150.00. The depreciation of the Kenya Shilling brings more suffering from escalated prices of imports that affect access to inputs and food imports,” the statement read in parts.

Raila also claimed that Ruto’s historic spending which duly increased in the Budget Outlook was based on the imposition of accelerated taxes and massive borrowing without taking into account a contracting economy that may not yield the resources.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party leader also observed that the President had ignored warnings of debt distress and risk of default from financial markets.

"On the other side, there are several Members of the ODM Party who attempted to shift sides and run with the ruling regime’s political ideology but were recently de-whipped from the party.

“The Kenya Kwanza Regime has shown that they are not committed to upholding Article 3 of the Constitution on Multiparty Democracy. The path and desire to emasculate all political parties reminisce the old-school Moi regime tactics of entrenching a one-party state in Kenya,” Raila lamented.


On inclusivity, Raila noted that the Kenya Kwanza Regime has failed the test of ethnic diversity and regional balance as required by the Constitution in public and state appointments.

“Further to this, the gender question has not been addressed sufficiently despite a campaign promise that the President made to appoint 50 percent of women into the Cabinet,” he observed.

The former Prime Minister noted that only 13 percent of the permanent secretaries are women and just 31 percent of the Cabinet consists of women, falling short of the promised 50 percent in both cases.

Raila claimed that most of the public appointments have been based on political and tribal considerations and not merit.

“The Kenya Kwanza Regime has so far performed to the least of the Constitutional expectations and the expectations of Kenyans at large,” he concluded.

The Central Organization of Trade Union (COTU) has slammed the government over recent tax hikes on Kenyan workers.

In a presser held on Saturday, the independent organization urged the government to withdraw some of the new taxes imposed on the workers.

The union led by COTU Deputy Secretary General Benson Okwaro accused the government of burdening Kenyans by increasing the cost of fuel and hiking taxes on Kenyan workers.

“Kenyans have not been able to get a salary increase be it in the public sector or private sector but instead of finding a way of cautioning members, the government is going around and adding taxes which has resulted in the hiked cost of living,” noted the COTU deputy Secretary General.

The union demanded a 50 per cent wage increment for all workers across the country in a bid to aid them in handling the current living conditions.

“Your Excellency, these taxes are not helping us at all. What we are saying is that we want a general wage increase. SRC suspended it immediately and it is not helping. It does not make any sense,” lamented Okwaro.
Speaking to, Okwaro noted that the plea was aimed at protecting the Kenyan worker against rampant taxation being imposed by the Kenya Kwanza Government.

"Unless the government finds a way to cushion workers, we might be forced to take industrial action. The Kenyan worker is suffering as we are the ones absorbing the high cost of living.,” argued Okwaro.

The plight comes against the backdrop of a recent historic hike in fuel prices, an affair that has sparked outrage from different stakeholders and politicians alike.

The organisation also reiterated that the protests were not aimed at sparking any rivalry with the government, refuting any allegations of the lawsuit against the government.

“The rumors are false, our organisation has not tabled any legal proceedings against the government, we just wanted to tell the government to lower taxation on the Kenyan workers.” noted the COTU official.

COTU wants the government to take immediate action in order to save the country from plunging into an economic crisis.

Don’t corner poor Kenyans on fuel prices – Archbishop Muheria

Archbishop Muheria says whole issue needs to be addressed.

Nyeri Archbishop Anthony Muheria has urged the Government to find a solution through discussions in regard to the high cost of living and increased cost of fuel.

Speaking to the media, Muheria said that poor Kenyans continue to be constrained because they have been cornered everywhere.

“We need to address the whole issue of energy, fuel, and electricity. It is unfortunate we have witnessed an increase in fuel prices. This is going to affect the common mwanainchi in terms of fare prices,” he said.

“It is going to have a terrible ripple effect. All prices of commodities will be affected.”

He added that the increased price of Kerosene by Sh33 has only affected the poor as the rich never use kerosene.

“There must be other solutions beyond pushing and demanding extra from what does not exist among the poor. The plight of the poor should not only be about words, we must ensure they do not lack food on the table,” he said.

“We must have a discussion and come up with solutions.”

On Thursday, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority announced new prices of super petrol, diesel and kerosene, saying it will now retail at over Sh200.

The price of petrol has gone up by Sh16.96 per litre while diesel has increased by about Sh21.32 per litre. Kerosene increases by Sh33.13 per litre

“The changes run from September 15 to October 14, 2023,” EPRA said in a statement.

“The prices are inclusive of the 16 per cent Value Added Tax in line with the provision of the Finance Act 2023,” Epra further said.

No stabilisation was applied in the latest review.

The increase has been fueled by the average landing cost of imported petrol, diesel and kerosene.

“The average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increased by 4.80% from US$739.21 per cubic metre in July 2023 to US$774.67 per cubic metre in August 2023; Diesel increased by 12.52% from US$701.99 per cubic metre to US$789.89 per cubic metre while Kerosene increased by 19.79% from US$690.58 per cubic metre to US$827.26 per cubic metre,” Epra said.

The family of former Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga and his lawyer issued contradictory remarks about his disappearance on Saturday night.

In a statement, Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru revealed that his client was abducted at his home in Kiambu.

Njiru further alleged that the former Mungiki leader was abducted by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers.

“He has been taken to an undisclosed location,” the lawyer told journalists.


Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga

This contradicted an earlier report that the former Mungiki leader was abducted on the busy Kiambu highway.

Reports quoting Maina Njenga’s brother Njoroge Kamunya, alleged that the former Mungiki leader was forced out of his vehicle and kidnapped as he was coming from a friend’s house in Banana, Kiambu County.

The family did not pin the abduction on DCI officers but remarked that unknown men had taken him to an undisclosed location.

The DCI is yet to comment on the disappearance.

This is the second abduction in recent times after he was kidnapped in July alongside two others namely; Felix Lekishe and Peter Kamunya at Lower Matasia in Ngong.

At the time, Njiru revealed that officers in over 20 unmarked vehicles ambushed his client making it hard to tell where they had taken the political leader.

He was later arraigned at Makadara Law Courts after staying in custody for five days.

Maina Njenga was later released on a Ksh200,000 bond after he was charged for allegedly playing a huge role in planning anti-government demonstrations.

Nairobi County Senator Edwin Sifuna has told off Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua after he hit out at government officials’ terms over fuel prices.

Through an X post, Sifuna said there is no one in the Kenya Kwanza government who comes close to the DP, in terms of contempt of the people.


“You of the ‘shareholders’ fame? No Sir. Sit down. You make Moses Kuria and Ndii sound like page boys in comparison. They are at best, your students,” he said.

“Maybe you sit this one out.”

Sifuna was responding to Gachagua who had called out Cabinet Secretaries and Economic Advisors, for talking down on people, instead of giving them hope during tough times.

"Talking down on the people and demoralizing those who look up to them for solutions and a way out of the difficult situation they find themselves in is not good leadership,” Gachagua said.

“Responsible leaders should be sensitive and inspire hope in the people for a better tomorrow."

Gachagua said that even though the leaders were not directly employed by the people of Kenya, they decisively elected Ruto as President 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,” the DP said.

“Kenyans, like the rest of the world, are going through difficult economic times and leaders should address them with sensitivity and empathy.”

Kuria had told Kenyans who are complaining about increased fuel prices to perhaps drill their own oil wells, as prices will increase by Sh10 until February 2024.

“Ukishinda umesema bei ya mafuta imeongezeka kutoka asubuhi mpaka jioni, si uchimbe kisima chako?” Kuria said.

(When you keep on complaining that the prices of fuel have gone up, why don’t you just drill your own oil well?)

On his part, Ndii said he doesn’t believe in politicians, nor does he trust the government.

“I’ve been advised that I owe the public empathy. I don’t agree. I do not subscribe to sentimentality in the conduct of public affairs. I owe my position in this society to speaking truth to power, brutally. I ruffle feathers,” he said in an X post.

The Azimio Coalition on Sunday called for the immediate release of former Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga who was allegedly abducted last night.

In a press statement, Azimio observed that the whereabouts of Maina Njenga remain unknown.

The political formation claimed that Njenga’s abductors were armed. Azimio Coalition also revealed the kidnappers had concealed their faces and were driving Subarus.

Additionally, the coalition revealed that Njenga’s family is still in the dark about his whereabouts.

MAINA NJENGA escorted by police officers

“The information we have suggests that the abductors did not identify themselves, nor did they state that he was under arrest,” the statement read in part.

“All indications point to this being an operation carried out by rogue police.”

Azimio revealed that there was a likelihood that Njenga was arrested by the Special Support Unit.

While condemning the abduction, Azimio demanded his immediate and unconditional release or his production in court.

“We want to make it clear that we will hold the Inspector General of Police fully accountable for Maina’s life should anything happen to him,” Azimio warned.

The Raila Odinga-led party further revealed that there was a growing trend of leaders with a dissenting political opinion to the ruling party being harassed or in some instances being abducted.

According to Azimio, this was a tactic used by the government to make opposition politicians toe the line.

Reading mischief in the arrest, Azimio remarked that an ongoing case where Njenga was released on bond could have led to the abduction.

“Kenyans need to understand that Maina is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow for a pre-trial, and this arrest is clearly an attempt to interfere with that scheduled pre-trial,” Azimio stated.

Maina was released on a Ksh200,000 by Makadara Law Courts on July 25, after he was charged with planning anti-government protests.

Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria on Monday responded after he was reprimanded by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday for his utterances on the rising cost of fuel.

The CS firing back at his boss stated that as a minister responsible for the private sector, he had a duty to advise businesses ‘based on science and not truthful voodoo.’ :grin: :grin:

He then reiterated his earlier position that Kenya will not see a reduction in fuel prices in the foreseeable future.

“August fuel stocks will land in October and the cost is well-known and scientific. September shipments will land in November and costs are also known,” he explained why The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) will not reduce oil prices.

Kuria added that even after November, Kenyans will not enjoy low fuel prices as it will be winter in the United States with expected stockpiles.

“Then the bilateral arrangements between Saudis and Russia on one side and China and India on the other hand plus ongoing oil cuts,” he added.

Kuria was referring to the agreement made by Saudi Arabia and Russia on September 5, to extend their voluntary oil production cuts through the end of this year.

In the agreement, the two nations will trim 1.3 million barrels of crude out of the global market which is expected to raise energy prices.

Gachagua while appreciating there was a spike in global oil prices, asked government officials not to address the issue arrogantly.

“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,” he stated.

Kuria had in an earlier public post stated that fuel would retail at Ksh260 by February 2024 and there was nothing concerned Kenyans could do on the matter.

In a further response to Kenyans who were showing frustration with the fuel price spike, he asked the concerned Kenyans to drill their own oil.

On the other hand, economist David Ndii who is Ruto’s advisor, stated that politicians had lied to Kenyans and there was no plan to reduce fuel prices.

Post evidence ya hii. Reads like something written by an azimi psychophant

Ruto Needs To Pick More Of These Ex-Uhuru Appointees As Advisors To Survive :sweat_smile:

Phyllis Kandie, a former Cabinet Secretary of Trade and Tourism during Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government, has been appointed Advisor at State House.

While celebrating her appointment on Tuesday, September 19, Kandie revealed that she had been offered the position of an Advisor on Commodities Market Development.

She noted that she will serve at Presidential Council of Economic Advisors which is chaired by Economist David Ndii.

“I would like to thank the President for the honour he has bestowed on me to serve as his advisor, Commodities Market Development,” Kandie stated.

Uhuru Kenyatta (Left), former Trade Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie (Centre) and President William Ruto (Right)

Kandie stated that she will serve to the best of her ability while working closely with her colleagues to give better advisories to President William Ruto, especially on regulatory policies.

“I undertake to work diligently with all stakeholders to ensure that his vision to streamline the Agriculture sector by setting up a licensed, Regulated private sector led National Commodities Exchange that shall link the Farmer to both the domestic and international markets becomes a reality,” Kandie stated.

In her role, Kandie will provide expert advice and counsel to the President on all matters related to the development of the commodities market.

This includes advising on policies and regulations that will promote the growth and efficiency of the market, as well as on ways to mitigate risks and ensure the stability of the market.

Kandie has a deep understanding of the commodities market, as well as experience in government and the private sector due to her experience as a Cabinet Secretary for the East Africa Community Affairs.

In the Presidential Council of Economic Advisors, Kandie will be tasked with the responsibility of staying abreast of the most recent market trends and developments, as well as with the role of identifying and analyzing potential risks and opportunities.

She is expected to promote fair and open trade, and to ensure that Kenyan businesses have access to the resources they need to compete in the global marketplace.

As Cabinet Secretary for East Africa Community Affairs, Kandie initiated plans to expand trade among EAC member states.

This was a clueless bitch even those days. She has just joined fellow morons.

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CS Kuria’s Office Moved From Two Rivers to NSSF Building Amid UDA Turf War

The government has directed the Ministry of Trade to move its offices from Two Rivers Mall back to the 17th floor of the NSSF building as the duel between CS Moses Kuria and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua threatens to split the ruling coalition.

An insider confirmed to that the offices are being relocated back to the building owned by the State pension fund, claiming that the government is moving to trim its expenses in line with recent austerity directives.

A separate source, however, claimed that the directive was meant to clip the wings of the outspoken CS who recently received a tongue-lashing from the Deputy President over his remarks on the cost of living and rising fuel prices.

Kuria is known to speak his mind and in the past, he has made controversial statements that rubbed a section of Kenyans the wrong way.


The Trade Ministry moved out of the NSSF building, citing a lack of space to conduct its business as Kuria set his eyes on attracting more investments into the country.

In a letter dated November 7, 2022, Trade Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia said the Ministry had increased its capacity with the creation of the State Department for Investments Promotion aside from the State Department for Trade and the State Department for Industry.

This meant that the Ministry needed a larger office space, informing the decision to lease space in the outskirts of the city.

At the time, Kuria also noted that the space at the NSSF building was not sufficient for their needs which prompted them to request the Kenya Development Corporation (KDC) to host the Office of the CS and support offices at the office complex.

CS Kuria explained that the relocation was a strategic move to provide a world-class environment needed to leave investors with a good impression of the country and subsequently secure deals.

“This is about how we treat investors. I go to the United States, Europe and know the kind of ambience that investors are treated with,” he explained during an interview held on February 19, 2023.

He added that the relocation was part of his Ministry’s plan to increase foreign direct investments from USD500 million to USD10 billion.

SINCE Monday President William Samoei Ruto has met about 20 other Presidents and Prime Miniaters in New York. Told you the UNGA is usually a good forum for bilateral deals. Virtually all the meetings were on how we (Kenya) can/will be supported with this or the other. The best was the meeting with this guy, Volodymyr Zelenskyy President of Ukraine. He committed to establishing a grain hub in the Port of Mombasa to address food shortage in East Africa…yes.
Yani Ukraine has to deal with its own problems and ours. No wonder we want Colombia to market their own coffee and ours.
```` Wahome Thuku.

*There has been an increase in the money spent by govt on traveling and entertainment. *
The office of the Deputy President put out an advertisement for a seafood supply. What does Gachagua know about seafood? Huyo ni mtu wa mtura.
----- Senator Sifuna