Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has addressed the continuous blame laid on him by President William Ruto's administration over Kenya Kwanza's failures.
Speaking to a congregation at a church fundraiser in Mwingi on Sunday, November 19, the former Head of State who has largely kept a low profile since leaving office expressed his displeasure with Ruto's allies who he said had a habit of shifting blame to his administration for the present regime's failures.
"Every time someone fails to do something, they blame me; tomorrow, even when children refuse or mothers refuse to give birth, they will say, ooh, you know Uhuru passed through here," Uhuru said.
Uhuru who was accompanied by Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka also said he and other opposition leaders were facing threats and accusations over the high cost of living.
He however explained that he had become accustomed to the trend and he does not cower to the threats.
"I am no longer scared. We have been threatened and told a lot of things. Each time someone fails in their mandate, they blame the previous government. I am used to the blame and life continues."
Uhuru stressed the importance of unity among leaders and urged them to prioritize the needs of Kenyan citizens over political differences.
He emphasized that everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the country's growth and alleviate poverty
"Let us not allow politics to divide us. Everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the nation and end poverty. For servant leadership, we are in the positions that we are in and God has given us those positions not for ourselves but to serve others," he said.
Uhuru constant Kenya Kwanza's scapegoat
Elsewhere while addressing a church service in Mt. Elgon Churches, Kopsiro on Sunday, November 19, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua criticized the previous government, alleging that it had neglected the agricultural sector, particularly farmers.
"When we came into power, we found a lot of problems. Agriculture was in pretty bad shape because the former regime had refused to help farmers on issues of fertilizers," Gachagua asserted.
Recently, Gachagua and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen pointed fingers at the administration led by Uhuru, attributing the infrastructural issues faced at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to his government.
In a past public address, Ruto accused Uhuru's administration of ballooning public debt noting that his administration is committed to cutting down expenditure and unnecessary borrowing.
During his first State of the Nation address since taking over office, the Head of State highlighted that he inherited a country that was living extravagantly and beyond its means.
He claimed that he had successfully curtailed wasteful expenditures and unsustainable subsidies.
"The country was living large and beyond its means when I came in. I have been able to stop wasteful expenditure and unsustainable subsidies to ensure that our country is back on track. This process involves some painful decisions but it will be for the betterment of this nation," Ruto asserted.