Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says the new Kenya Kwanza administration will need more time to actualize the pledges they made during campaigns and has appealed for patience among Kenyans as the new regime tries to gain a footing in running the country.
Speaking on Sunday night during an interview with Citizen TV, DP Gachagua said despite their promises being actionable, the five-year time frame they had given Kenyans will have to change considering the state of the economy they inherited from the last regime.
”The promises that were made are actionable but the timeframe will change because we did not know the situation was that bad,” the Deputy President said.
”The problem we are facing now is that the amount of money we have been collecting is just sufficient to pay debts and salaries and there is no money for development,” Gachagua added.
On their new cabinet nominees by President Ruto, Gachagua noted they appointed individuals who understood the public, unlike the previous cabinet which he says did not understand the people and what they needed.
”I am excited about the cabinet. We have got people who understand the public. We got the crisis we are in because the CSs then did not understand the people, they had no regard, never listened, and never cared what the people were saying,” the DP said.
Before assuming office, the Ruto-Gachagua duo promised a raft of radical reforms among them lowering the prices of fuel as well as basic food commodities within the first 100 days in office.