Mutahi Ngunyi: Stop bullying President Ruto
An advisor of former president Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Kenyans to stop bullying President William Ruto over the high cost of living.
Mutahi Ngunyi, who is never shy to speak his mind on social media, also defended President Ruto from the wrath of Kenyans, a day after the Energy and Petroleum Regulation Authority (Epra) increased the price of fuel.
“Give Ruto a chance,” he observed.
“Getting to the top is the easy part. Surviving at the top is a nightmare. As Uhuru Kenyatta will tell you, leading Kenyans is like herding cats. It is chaotic. We must not bully the new president with our needy attitudes. Give him time.”
Fuel prices shot up after President’s Ruto move to end the subsidy program totalling Sh20 per litre of petrol.
The new Head of State made the decision a day after he was sworn in office.
He also announced the lowering of fertilizer prices in a move aimed at improving food production.
A litre of fuel will now retail at Sh 179.30 and diesel at Sh 165 with part of the high prices attributed to the war between Russia and Ukraine, plus the high taxes imposed on the precious commodity.
Ngunyi’s defence of President Ruto come as a surprise considering his consistent criticism leveled towards the Head of State in the recent past, and especially during the political season.
A staunch supporter of former president Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga at the time, Ngunyi, known for his ‘tyranny of numbers’ political narrative, exuded confidence Odinga will defeat Ruto in the August 2022 polls.