Rigathi, Kuria Feud Puts Ruto in a Fix; Kenya’s Debt Surpasses KSh 10 Trillion on Increased Borrowing by William Ruto & Is President Ruto America’s New Blue-eyed Boy?

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Kenyans are questioning the First Lady, Rachel Ruto’s, decision to fly to the US to invite Benny Hinn, a famous American televangelist, to Kenya for a nationwide government-sponsored crusade.

While such invitations are not uncommon, this visit has raised eyebrows among Kenyan citizens due to the use of public funds for the trip.

Critics argue that modern communication tools such as Zoom or email could have been employed to convey the invitation, thereby saving taxpayer money. Others say that the government should focus on solving more pressing issues like the high cost of living and unemployment that has been witnessed in recent months.

MCSK CEO Ezekiel Mutua was among those supporting the First Lady and he is of the opinion that Kenyans should let the First Lady push the Christian agenda just the way other leaders advocate for their different plans like the controversial LGBTQ.

Do you think flying to the US to invite the pastor and sponsoring his nationwide crusade is a good move for the government?

Meanwhile here are stories making headlines on Opera News Today;

Trouble in paradise: Rigathi, Kuria feud puts Ruto in a fix

The war of words between Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria escalated yesterday, exposing a simmering power struggle within President William Ruto’s administration.

Mr Kuria has in the last couple of days fired a series of tweets perceived to be in response to Mr Gachagua — who reprimanded him alongside other senior government officials for arrogance — in an unprecedented infighting that poses a dilemma to the President on whether to crack the whip to please his deputy or risk straining his relationship with him.

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Kenya’s Debt Surpasses KSh 10 Trillion on Increased Borrowing by William Ruto, Weakening Shilling

Kenya’s debt has crossed the KSh 10 trillion mark following increased borrowing by President William Ruto’s administration and the depreciating shilling against the dollar.

According to the latest national government budget implementation review report for the financial year 2022/2023 released by the Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakang’o, Kenya’s debt increased from KSh 8.63 trillion in June 2022 to KSh 10.25 trillion in June 2023.

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Is President Ruto America’s new blue-eyed boy?

 President William Ruto’s dalliance with the United States is likely to position him as the key man on the African continent coming at a time when the African Union is in the process of joining the G20.

Ruto has won accolades over his style of leadership from the top US leaders led by President Joe Biden, his Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Climate Change advisor John Kerry.

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