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Cooperatives CS Simon Chelugui shares welcome news on cost of living

Cooperatives Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui has assured Kenyans the country’s economy will improve within the next 12 months.

He expressed optimism the country, under the leadership of President William Ruto, was headed in the right direction and the cost of living will come down within the next 12 months.

“With the interventions, the president is putting in place, I am optimistic that in the next year, the economy will be back on its feet,” explained the CS at an event over the weekend in Mogotio, Baringo county.

The CS also told off the opposition leader Raila Odinga of his protests, saying the former premier failed to articulate the pertinent issues in the last three years.

“Mr Odinga forgot about his role to oversight the government and went into bed with the former regime. Why was he silent on issues related to the cost of living in the ‘Handshake’ government and now he is busy organizing protests?” posed the CS.

He added; ”He received a lot of goodies and forgot to champion the issues affecting common mwananchi.”

Azimio coalition leaders have been organizing a series of public gatherings around the country as they seek to pile pressure on the current regime to lower the cost of living and seek electoral reforms.

Last month, the Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen also hit out at the opposition, saying the ‘handshake’ government had left pending bills of over Sh 900 billion in his ministry.

At the same time, CS Chelugui said that the Hustler Fund has ensured that Kenyans have had access to finances of over Sh22 billion.

“The fact that over Sh22billion is in circulation, currently, is a success story. The fact that Kenyans can borrow without requiring security is also a success story,” added Mr Chelugui.

Mr Odinga has vowed to lead Kenyans into mass action in protest over what he says is his stolen election victory and high cost of living in the country.

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