“This is not the most arrogant gov’t” – PS Kisiangani defends Ruto’s gov’t from Moses Kuria’s remarks

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President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza is not the most arrogant government, Principal Secretary Prof. Edward Kisiangani has said.

Speaking on Monday, September 18, the PS in the State Department of Broadcasting and Telecommunications said that Kenyans should not generalise the gov’t because of “careless” remarks by some of its high-ranking officials.

“This is not the most arrogant government. Don’t always talk about negative things. You look at Moses Kuria and when he says something, you say it’s the government,” PS Kisiangani said during an interview with Citizen TV.

The PS says that state officials are adults and as such, what they say should not be equated to be the government’s position on an issue.

“He is a CS and he is an adult. If Moses Kuria makes a statement, call and ask him what he meant. This generalization is not fair.” 

Trade and Investment CS Moses Kuria came under fire after he told off Kenyans lamenting about the increase in fuel prices. He insists the government has no control over fuel prices. PS Kisiangani has defended gov’t from his remarks.

‘Gov’t is like a family’

The PS further equated a government to a family, where some members may differ on opinion. This, PS Kisiangani maintains, does not mean that the government is in shambles.

“If you wake up every morning and everything you see about the government is negative, you will always see disharmony. Even in a family, there could be some people talking at a crossroads.

“In government also there are people who have positions but when it comes to the general position of administration and serving the people, we talk in one voice.”

He, however, accused a section of government officials who he says “lack empathy”.

Moses Kuria faces backlash

Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria came under fire after his remarks, in which he told Kenyans to “dig your own oil wells’ if they are dissatisfied with the increase in fuel prices.

“If you keep saying fuel prices have hiked from morning to evening…. why not dig your own well?

“The whole world knows crude oil prices have hiked, if those noisy people have their well, I am ready to dig it so that fuel prices reduce,” Kuria said. 

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