Deputy president William Samoei Ruto has hit at his own Jubilee government for overborrowing excess loans without a proper plan.
While speaking at his Murang’a tour where he reminded the residents that he is the deputy president of Kenya, the second in command noted that this year alone his Uhuruto Jubilee led government will have to pay 1 trillion Kenya shillings as debt.
“Nataka mnisikize hivi, mwaka huu, tutalipa shillingi trilion moja kwa mambo ya kulipia madeni ya Kenya.”(Loosely translated: I want you to listen to me that this year alone we will be required to pay one trillion Kenya shillings as a country).
Ruto further revealed that Kenya has sunk into much debts because the government has failed to cater for sixteen million Kenyans who neither have jobs nor businesses to be able to pay tax.
“Sababu gani tuko na deni Kenya? Ni kwa sababu kuna Wakenya million kumi na sita ambao hawana kazi hawana biashara. Hawa vijana tukiwatafutia kazi watalipa ushuru. Hawa wengine tukiwapatia pesa ya serikali wafanye biashara watalipa ushuru. Hawa wakilipa ushuru wa kufanya kazi na wale wa biashara tutakuwa na pesa ya kuendesha mambo ya maendeleo ya Kenya. Hatutakuwa na haja ya kuenda kukopa madeni kutoka China na mahali pengine.”
Loosely translated: “The reason why we have debt is because 16 million Kenyans don’t have jobs and businesses. If only we can get these youths jobs and money for doing businesses, then they will be able to pay decent taxes. As a result of their ability to pay taxes, we will be able to raise enough money as a country without necessarily having to borrow loans from China and other places.”
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Ruto further blamed the national government for keeping too much money at the top instead of sending the same to where the citizens are.
The second in command also hit at his own government for borrowing and begging for money from other places. “Tuwache kuenda kukopa na kuombaomba kwa nchi zingine.” Fired Ruto.
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