Jubilee Secretary General, Jeremiah Kioni, did not mince his words as he criticized President William Ruto’s recent act of distributing donations to hundreds of people at his Sugoi home.
Following a consultative meeting with Jubilee grassroots leaders on Saturday, Kioni expressed concern, asserting that the President’s actions risk turning Kenyans into beggars.
“It is an embarrassing thing to see. He has called people to his home to give them food, this has not happened in the last 20 years. No one went to Uhuru or Kibaki’s home. This is a very retrogressive policy,” Kioni stated.
Kioni found the President’s gesture embarrassing, noting that such open distribution of aid had not been witnessed in the past two decades, even during the tenures of Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Mwai Kibaki.
He deemed it a retrogressive policy, emphasizing that Kenyans should not be reliant on such handouts.
“One year in office Ruto administration wants to sell people’s investments like mwea rice, KICC, KCC. Let him sell but we will return them come 2027,” Kioni noted.
Kioni firmly stated that the Jubilee party does not support this move, promising that if sold, these assets would be reclaimed in 2027.
In addition, Kioni took a swipe at Ruto’s government for its perceived failure to complete projects initiated by the Jubilee government.
He pointed out the collapse of the education system, insurance policies, and rural electrification within just one year of Ruto’s administration.
“Within one year education system has collapsed, insurance policy has collapsed, rural electrification has collapsed.”
Local Jubilee leaders, led by Kirinyaga chairman James Muriithi Kangara, announced their intention to stage a demonstration along the Sagana-Karatina highway.
“Our leaders who were elected on Kenya Kwanza tickets cannot speak for fear of William Ruto. Let’s protest until Chinese contractors resume on the site,” Kangara said.