Wednesday October 17, 2018-President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused his Cabinet Secretaries and other Government officials of sleeping on the job and making it difficult for him to fulfill his promises to Kenyans.
Speaking at Strathmore University in Nairobi yesterday during the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Presidential Roundtable meeting, a visibly angry Uhuru said he wondered why projects commissioned a year ago had yet to start, yet funds had been released.
“I came with a prepared speech but after listening to you, I am so ashamed that I can’t read it.”
“I will be lying to you if I read the contents of my speech.”
“I am ashamed after the revelations made here,” Uhuru said.
The President was ashamed that not even Infrastructure CS James Macharia nor Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko have visited Gikomba Market after it was reduced to ashes by fire, yet his Government has released money for its reconstruction.
“I am sorry that we have not fulfilled our promises. Not even one of my CSs has set foot in Gikomba Market.”
“We have neglected SMEs that pay taxes and employ 75 per cent of our people.”
“This is not the way we should work. We have to change.”
“We can’t continue putting on suits and entertain big business people in our offices yet we have no time for SMEs.”
“We have to be honest with ourselves,” said Uhuru.
The President vowed to make changes in his Cabinet to improve service delivery to Kenyans.
“The CS for Infrastructure is here.”
“Governor Sonko is here. What does it take to start building a market? It’s been one year since the plans started,” wondered Uhuru.
The Kenyan DAILY POST