Former vice president and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has sensationally claimed that the current economic downfall is due to rampant corruption within the government.
Kalonzo said Kenyans were undergoing dire harsh lifestyle due to negligence by the current president William Ruto administration whose main objective was to loot everything in the government coffers.
He urged Kenyans to raise up and resist the kind of regime that was out to draw them in everlasting poverty.
He made the remarks at Komarock shrine, a Catholic Pilgrim centre where prayers are done annually in Matungulu, Machakos county .
Kalonzo urged the church in the country to stand for what is fair based on justice for all not to witness what happened recently when Kenyans voting right was stolen.
He castigated the national government for not fully implementing the junior secondary program where some schools were going without teachers leaving students stranded.
He equally said it was the national government’s responsibility to clean the polluted river Athi that passes through the three ukambani counties where many residents have been affected by cancer.
He called on leaders in the region to fearlessly defend the cleaning of the river to rescue the people of the area.
“As the main source of water in the region, the national Government should raise and clean it unconditionally without being begged to do so” he said.
He said those behind the pollution of the river should be dealt with accordingly.
Machakos deputy governor Francis Mwangangi equally echoed Kalonzo’s sentiments on the river pollution.
He claimed that something urgent and comprehensive should be done to rid off the pollution in the country.
“We are not begging but saying this as our constitutional right to get clean water from the government,”he said.
Mwangangi urged the national Government not only avail education bursaries but equally provide food to the schools to feed the hunger stricken pupils.
Senator Agnes Kavindu called on the national Government to pay attention to Machakos county in terms of relief food just like its happening in other semi-arid areas faced by drought.