Wednesday, September 20, 2023 –Trade and Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has, in apologetic manner, mocked Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale and a section of UDA politicians for their reaction on his comments concerning the cost of fuel in the country.
In his remarks of Wednesday September 20 morning, Kuria seemingly ridiculed both Khalwale and unknown person whom he identified as ‘his Master’ saying they had advised him that the fuel cost would come down.
“Dear Kenyans. On Friday 15th September I made some comments indicating that the price of fuel is likely to go up in the coming months owing to global dynamics.
“I have since been advised by people like Dr Boni Khalwale and his master that the statement was incorrect, insensitive and arrogant. I am made to now understand that the price will come down. I apologise profusely since to err is human,” he wrote as seen by this writer.
CS Moses Kuria remarks on the fuel prices
Speaking on Friday September 15, CS Kuria made remarks surrounding the high cost of living indicating that those hoping for better prices should otherwise drill own wells in their homes.
“When you keep on complaining that the prices of fuel have gone up, why don’t you just drill your own oil well?
He appeared to have been angered by the complaints from Kenyans, and said he is ready to be shown where he can drill one for them in order for prices to come down.
This would see a section of leaders and larger part of the country accuse the CS for Trade of arrogance.
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale quickly advised President William Ruto to move with speed and fire the CS together with Economic Advisor, David Ndii.
“President Ruto I am speaking from Kakamega, if you are not going to sack the people who are messing you, then you are making our lives from where we come from difficult.
“It is becoming harder for us to even address small gatherings in villages,” the Senator ranted while addressing mourners in Ikolomani where he comes from.
Gachagua warns Moses Kuria
On his return from Columbia, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, in a long-worded statement, faulted those State officials who were treating Kenyans with contempt.
Admittedly, he asked all senior and junior government officials to demonstrate restrain when responding to concerns from Kenyans.
The second in command stated that the open arrogance which was being displayed by a section of officials was annoying could be punishable.