"Handshake gov’t ripped this country apart" - Gachagua on delayed civil servants salaries
- The government is facing a cash-flow crisis that has resulted in delays in the payment of salaries for civil servants, Members of Parliament and county employees.
- Speaking during a church service in Mathira Constituency, DP Gachagua was quick to apportion blame to former President Uhuru Kenyatta's regime, insisting that the Kenya Kwanza Government inherited a dilapidated economy with empty coffers.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday, April 9 confirmed that indeed the government is facing an unprecedented cash-flow crisis that has led to the delay in payment of salaries for civil servants, MPs and county employees.
Speaking during a church service in Mathira Constituency, DP Gachagua was quick to apportion blame to former President Uhuru Kenyatta's regime, insisting that the Kenya Kwanza Government inherited a dilapidated economy with empty coffers.
"It is true we are having challenges in paying salaries, giving money to governors. Because the handshake gov’t ripped this country, they borrowed money left right and centre. Because we are a responsible government, we have to pay this money," Gachagua said.
According to Gachagua, some of the loans Uhuru's government had taken matured last week, and President William Ruto's administration was obligated to service them.
“What we collected the last two weeks was sufficient to pay the loans. What we are collecting this week will pay salaries and other requirements,” he added. "We are in a difficult situation, we are not the ones who borrowed the money but have to pay because it is owed by Kenya. William Ruto cannot run away from those debts even though he did not incur them."
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