Kiharu Member of Parliament (MP) Ndindi Nyoro said President William Ruto performed well in his first year in office.
Speaking on KBC, Tuesday, September 13, Nyoro explained that the Kenya Kwanza (KK) government has achieved a lot especially on economic development.
Further, Nyoro, who is the Chairperson of Budget Committee in the National Assembly, explained that the country was not in a decent shape when President Ruto took over in 2022.
“Instead of wasting time on blame games, we got down to work. We have been able to stabilize our economy, our macros are looking very well, our inflation is now at manageable levels.
Even the issue of debt, we are still handling it the way it should,” said Nyoro.
Additionally, Nyoro expressed confidence that the policies laid by the KK government will bring better results across all the economic fronts.
He further stated that the KK government was able to handle the worst drought experienced in forty years without seeking aid from other nations.
Food & Agriculture
Moreover, the MP opined that the KK government has put in place the right policies to manage the cost of food.
“That is why you see currently there is a reduction especially in maize flour, gross reduction in cooking oil and across our value chain,” he said.
He explained that the government has focused more on agriculture because it benefits the economy in several ways.
“First, we are able to check on the cost of living, secondly in terms of food security, third in terms of additional income for our farmers and more importantly we are able to curtail on the importation of food,” stated Nyoro.
The MP revealed that food products and edible oils account for 560 billion and 120 billion of the country’s imports, respectively.
Further, Nyoro clarified that it is for this reason that the KK government has been deliberate on checking of the named issues not just in terms of the shelf but through farming.
“We are going deeper into farming because that is more sustainable, more yielding and there is more value for money when we approach the cost of living from the ground,” he said.
However, according to the Infotrak report, published on Tuesday September 12, President William Ruto has a mean score of 55%, which is a C, in his first one year in office.
The reports shows that 9% of Kenyans believe that President Ruto’s performance was excellent while 20% rated it as good.
On the other hand, 40% of Kenyans ranked President Ruto’s performance as average while 30% believed it was poor.
Additionally, 30% of Kenyans believe that the country is headed in the right direction while 53% believe that the nation is headed towards the wrong direction.