Azimio accuses Ruto of mishandling two critical sectors

Azimio accuses Ruto of mishandling two critical sectors

Leaders of the Azimio la Umoja coalition have once again voiced their dissatisfaction with the Kenya Kwanza administration, pledging to remove President William Ruto if the concerns of Kenyans are not addressed. They have accused the government of endangering public health and food security.

Kalonzo Musyoka of the Wiper party, Eugene Wamalwa from DAP-K, Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria representing the Usawa Party, and ODM’s deputy leader Wycliffe Oparanya expressed regret over the plight of farmers facing anticipated poor harvests amidst patients dying in hospitals due to ongoing strikes.

Kenya Kwanza Downfall

Kalonzo hinted at the potential downfall of the Kenya Kwanza regime in 2027, citing issues such as the distribution of fake fertilizers, persistent doctors’ strikes, and burdensome taxation. He likened the situation to historical events such as the US Watergate scandal, suggesting similar consequences could follow.

Attributing the fake fertilizer scam to corruption within Ruto’s inner circle, Kalonzo urged MPs to consider impeaching Health CS Susan Nakhumicha and Agriculture counterpart Mithika Linturi for incompetence. He emphasized that the combination of the fertilizer scandal and the high cost of living due to excessive taxation provided sufficient grounds for regime change.

Wamalwa criticized the government’s reluctance to address pressing issues despite outreach efforts from various quarters, including the church. He highlighted the apparent contradiction of creating new lucrative positions while claiming a lack of funds to pay doctors.

The coalition leaders threatened legal action against the government if it failed to resolve the ongoing strikes, vowing to hold it accountable for the lives lost due to the healthcare crisis.

Oparanya stressed the importance of dialogue between the government and doctors to find a resolution and urged a return to work to alleviate the suffering of patients.

Meanwhile, MPs Jack Wamboka and Stephen Mule announced plans to initiate an impeachment motion against Agriculture CS Linturi.

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi called for government support for cultural activities, particularly in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Wanga king (Nabongo) Peter Mumia II and the Kingdom’s millennia-long heritage.