Khalwale Tells Ruto To Sack Moses Kuria, Davis Chirchir And Economic Advisors
Written by Inka FM on 18 September 2023
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale now wants President William Ruto to sack his two Cabinet Secretaries and Economic Advisors over the skyrocketing cost of fuel.
Speaking in Kakamega on Saturday, Khalwale said it is time for Ruto to sack Trade CS Moses Kuria, his Energy counterpart Davis Chirchir, and his economic advisors. David Ndii, Mohammed Hassan and Nancy Laibuni are members of the Presidential Council of Economic Advisors.
Khalwale faulted the parties for the recent increase in fuel prices to a record high of Ksh211.64 for Super Petrol, Ksh.201 for Diesel and Ksh.202.13 for Kerosene per litre in Nairobi.
The senator said he was elected to represent the people and so he expects the CSs and economic advisors to serve and protect the Kenyan citizens from any adverse economic conditions.
” I want to tell you that the people you have given jobs have put you in deep trouble. The minister for trade, and energy and your economic advisors must tell Kenyans what they mean… Sack these people so that the fuel prices come down,” Khalwale said.
Among those who have dismissed criticism from Kenyans are CS Kuria himself, who said that the fuel hike is a global issue, not only affecting Kenya.
“Global Crude Prices are on an upward trajectory. For planning purposes expect pump prices to go up by Ksh 10 every month till February,” Kuria posted on his X account.
Appearing before the National Assembly’s Energy committee on Friday, Energy CS Chirchir said the government has no control over the fuel hike as it is a global challenge.
“We are dealing with several governments and the suppliers of these products. We are likely to be going through even harder times. There is nothing much we can do about it. It is just unfortunate that we do not have our own products,” Chirchir told MPs.