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Senator 'exposes' CS hurting Uhuru's legacy

Martin Murigi
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President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past event. [Source/ PSCU]

President Uhuru Kenyatta who is serving his second and last term may fail to realise his dream of leaving a developed and economically stable country when he retires in four years time, a Kiambu politician has warned.

Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura said it was evident that Uhuru was determined to leave a lasting legacy, but he has been let down by his Cabinet Secretary in charge of Finance Henry Rotich.

Speaking to Citizen TV on Wednesday, Mwaura accused Rotich of failing to develop sound economic policies that could have steered the nation to prosperity.

"The president has good intentions but he has not been served well by the National Treasury. The economy has not been managed well in terms of microeconomics," he said.

The 2017 Ruiru parliamentary seat aspirant lamented the country was over borrowing which, in effect, was hurting the common mwananchi due to rising cost of living and called for the suspension of Rotich.

"When President Kibaki left office, we were raising 96 per cent of our revenue and borrowing only 4 per cent but at the moment the country is borrowing much more. I think it was wrong to appoint CS Rotich in the Finance ministry," he noted.

Mwaura is not the only politician from Kiambu county who has been urging Uhuru to reorganise his administration as the likes of Governor Ferdinand Waititu and MPs Patrick Wainaina (Thika Town), Peter Mwathi (Limuru) and Gathoni Wa Muchomba have all been echoing the same sentiments.

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