It is just a matter of days before Dr William Samoei Ruto’s swearing-in ceremony scheduled for next week on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Ruto was declared winner of the 2022 presidential election, defeating perennial opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Odinga challenged Ruto’s election in the Supreme Court of Kenya which upheld the hustler-in-chief’s victory.
With the presidential election petition out of the way and Ruto cleared, Kenya is now gearing up for his inauguration.
Ruto will be sworn in at the Kasarani Sports Centre at an event that will be attended by about two dozens of presidents, including Uganda’s long serving ruler Gen Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni.
Ahead of his swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, President-elect Ruto has revealed what his first assignment will be when he takes over from his former boss Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Kenya.
Ruto says he will ensure that his institutes measures to help ease the cost of living and reduce the burden of this economic vagary on the shoulders of Kenyans.
As part of his plan, Ruto said he had already made some consultations on how the current high cost of living could be dealt with. Some of the institutions he has met include: Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the National Treasury and Ministry of Agriculture.
From the loom of things, the measures will include reducing the prices of fertilizers and other farm inputs.
Ruto also intends to revise farm gate prices for maize, maize flour and wheat.
At a thanksgiving service held at the Maua Stadium in Meru on September 11, the president-elect acknowledged that Kenya was in a deep hole, economically speaking, and hinted on reducing borrowing and instituting tax reforms.
“When you find yourself in a hole, the logical thing is to stop digging. I asked [economists] whether we could stop [digging the hole by borrowing]. They told me that we have to continue digging but I assure Kenyans that we will get out of it,” said Ruto.
“We have to stop borrowing but Kenyans must also pay taxes and save. We have had a conversation with KRA and we asked them not to punish taxpayers but collect taxes without threats and intimidation because this is the only way we are going to grow our economy.”
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