Don't blame me for your failures, Uhuru tells Ruto
While urging congregants at Mwingi Full Gospel Church to cease negative politics, Uhuru censured his successor for blaming him for his government’s failure and poor economy.
“I do not want to say much… not because I fear…I stopped fearing. We have been threatened, told a lot of things. Every time someone fails they say ‘Oh! Previous government,” Uhuru remarked.
“Tomorrow when women fail to give birth they will say ‘you know Uhuru did it’. I don’t know, but I am used to it,” he added.
Multiple times, the Kenya Kwanza government has blamed Uhuru’s regime for the economic hardships facing Kenya today, saying the current high cost of living is as a result of the former president’s failure.
Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua have been on the record saying heavy borrowing and subsidies during Uhuru’s tenure plunged the country into the economic crisis.
''We were in a situation where we were deep in debts and did not have a programme to get us out of the mess... We have made sure that we have stopped borrowing, left, centre and right,'' Ruto said at Sagana State Lodge on August 6, 2023.
Recently, Gachagua and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen blamed Uhuru’s government for the infrastructural challenges experienced at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The airport has experienced frequent power outages and a roof was seen leaking, issues that Kenya Kwanza says are a result of substandard projects by the Jubilee government.