As the high cost of living continues to become unbearable for most Kenyans, a heated debate between the two main political factions has been raging on who is to blame for the crisis.
According to Kenya Kwanza Alliance led by Deputy President William Ruto, the troubles being faced at the moment started after the Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his former nemesis Raila Odinga.
Ruto’s camp claims that before the DP was technically kicked out of the government, the economy was good but immediately after Raila went in life has become unbearable.
Raila, on the other hand, has maintained that he is not in government hence he cannot be blamed for any wrongs done by the Jubilee government.
The former Prime Minister claims that Ruto should take responsibility since he is a member of the cabinet and still earns a salary and resides in a government house, perks that he (Raila) does not enjoy.
However, some experts have commented that there are external factors that have pushed the cost of living to new levels in the recent past, not only in Kenya but around the world.
Do you think the crisis we are currently facing as a nation is a creation of external factors? Or is the government to blame for the high cost of living?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
How Sibling Rivalry is Hurting Ruto’s State House Quest
Deputy President William Ruto faces growing internal rebellion that could upset his campaigns 40 days to the August elections.
Some of his allies are abandoning the Kenya Kwanza Alliance cause, others are backing candidates from the rival coalition as a survival tactic while yet another group has taken a low profile in his campaigns.
New Case Filed to Block Johnson Sakaja Run
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja is not yet out of the woods over clearance of his governorship candidature even after the Commission for University Education (CUE) withdrew its letter revoking recognition of his degree certificate.
A voter yesterday filed a fresh petition at the High Court in Milimani seeking to bar the electoral commission from printing ballot papers for Nairobi gubernatorial race until the suit is concluded.
Gachagua: I Will Recover My Frozen Money if we Take Power
Kenya Kwanza Presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua on Tuesday said he will recover his frozen money once they win the presidency in the August polls.
Gachagua said he will use the money to build a nice fancy house.