Narok Senator Ledama Olekina now says that the President William Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza government has no clear plan to govern the country.
In a statement via Twitter on Monday, August 21, Ledama said the current government is doing policies by trial and error.
“It is now clear; they have no plan. None! It is government by trial and error, and yes, a bit of those ‘prayers’! Fellow Kenyans, in the UDA Government, we’ve got a fish riding a bicycle,” the Narok Senator tweeted.
Ledama was reacting to Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndungu’s announcement that the government will step back from the fuel import credit scheme it entered with gulf countries.
According to CS Njuguna, the state will instead allow private sector players, including oil marketing companies, banks, and credit insurance providers, to run the scheme.
The government made the decision after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised concerns about currency-related costs that Kenyans will bear from the fuel scheme.
Kenya entered into the agreement with gulf countries in a move to ease forex pressures and stabilize the Kenyan shilling against the dollar by delaying payments for six months.
Political analyst Herman Manyora earlier urged President Ruto to save himself from his economic advisor David Ndii following the move to back down from the gulf fuel scheme.
Manyora claimed that Ndii who chairs the president's economic council has not helped President Ruto and the country.
"David Ndii’s pata potea economics is not helping Ruto. Ndii is idealistic, egoistic. Ndii said the Shilling will go down to around 120 to a dollar, but as we get to the payment day the dollar is dangerously moving to 150. Dear Ruto, save yourself from Ndii," Manyora said.