DP Gachagua is not happy with Moses Kuria and David Ndii


Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has broken his silence over the uproar from many Kenyans in regard to the ballooning fuel prices.

The DP stated that the government is aware of and is sensitive to the challenges Kenyans are facing due to the high cost of living. 

DP Gachagua in Colombia

DP Gachagua just from his Colombia trip has revealed that he noted with concern the exchanges between public servants and the People of Kenya.

“I want to call upon fellow leaders, particularly those that our President, H.E Dr William Ruto has given the privilege to serve Kenyans to exercise caution in addressing Their Employer- the People of Kenya. It is Insensitive to talk down on The People.”

This is in reference to the recent utterances from Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria and President William Ruto’s top economic advisor David Ndii.

David Ndii and Moses Kuria

The two have recently been online engaging Kenyans questioning the government’s decision to increase fuel prices. 

CS Kuria was captured asking Kenyans to dig their own wells if they felt that fuel prices were too high.

“If you keep saying fuel prices have hiked from morning to evening…. why not dig your own well?

“The whole world knows crude oil prices have hiked, if those noisy people have their well, I am ready to dig it so that fuel prices reduce,” Kuria said. 

Trade Cs Moses Kuria

At the same time, Kuria had asked Kenyans that they should become accustomed to high fuel prices as the trend would persist until February 2024.

Similarly, David Ndii insisted that politicians had misled Kenyans.

Presidential Economic Advisor David Ndii

He emphasised that there was no immediate solution for reducing the cost of fuel.

“I don’t believe politicians, and I don’t trust government.  If you do either you are a sucker,” wrote Ndii on X.

The deputy president also encouraged Kenyans to exercise patience with the ongoing, albeit uncomfortable, changes the government is implementing due to global fuel price fluctuations.

He reassured that the government is dedicated to addressing the economic challenges facing the nation, and a solution will be forthcoming shortly.