Cabinet Secretary for Information and Communication, Joe Mucheru opened up on his tribulations and acknowledged the desperation among young people, saying he receives hundreds of random phone calls from them on a daily basis.
The CS who was addressing the youth at a National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) event today noted that it all began after a blunder by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who leaked out his number to the public.
The calls come from all corners including people he doesn’t even know after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria gave out his phone number at a political rally.
“It has hit me in a particularly personal way since my private phone number was maliciously publicized by a politician, I continue to receive hundreds of calls and messages daily from desperate youth. Most of them have hit rock bottom and are looking for a way out,” he said.
The CS who was breathing fire also took a swipe at the second in command, warning the youth against politicians who are using their desperation to achieve their selfish interests at a time when the country needs sound leadership.
“The suffering that many of our youths are going through has unfortunately made some of them vulnerable to all manner of political charlatans, who are promising to take them to heaven if they elect them,” Mucheru stated.
The compared the Bible-waving second in command and his accomplices to wolves in sheep’s clothing, stating that they were taking advantage of people’s religion to gain political power.
“Similarly in our society, remember that not everyone who proclaims their religion by shouting from the mountain top ‘Bwana asifiwe’ and ‘Hallelujah’ at every opportunity means well. They are the proverbial wolf in sheep’s skin, taking advantage of our people,” Mucheru stated.
The CS added that politicians have descended on the youth with promises they cannot fulfill after spending years in power with nothing to show for it.
“The main problem as I see it, is that these churches have been silenced by massive donations from politicians,” Mucheru stated.
“Be weary of being branded with tags that do not define you uniquely. Your hustle today should not condemn you to a lifetime of hustling.” Mucheru stated.