Eric Omondi

The Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industries Moses Kuria, has again rattled Kenyans online after sharing his opinions on El nino rains and the sensitive topic on fuel prices in the country.

The controversial politician took to his X account that boasts  thousands of followers and shared his prophesies saying that the heavy downpour will last until March next year.

He added that the price of petrol would be Sh260 by February 2023. This would be another increase as Petrol prices were hiked on Thursday this week. A liter of petrol is currently retailing at Sh 211.

Kuria blamed the gradual rise of fuel prices on global climate and crowned himself as a responsible leader for telling people the truth so that they could prepare in advance.

“I repeat petrol will be 260ksh by February. And El nino is coming in 3 weeks which will last till March. These are global and climate change driven. Responsible leaders ought to tell the truth to prepare the people. You can throw stones at me all you want,”  the CS said.

Angered by his remarks, Kenyans on Twitter  stormed his X account comment section to bash the CS for his harsh words.

“Weka hata 700/-. Mtukate na panga mara moja kuliko kutukata mosmos jatelo,” a twitter user said.

”Why do you always have to rattle people, Huwezi tu nyamaza ufanye kazi?” another commented.

”As a leader ,it’s wise to give some hope once in a while .For example you could tweet in this manner : We hear your concerns about fuel prices and are committed as government to finding a sustainable solution as soon as possible,” read another comment.

Kuria  who is a seasoned politician is not new to controversies as he has found himself under fire mostly because of his utterances. Recently, he was left embarrassed on a live TV show after lying about the prices of cooking oil.

September 16, 2023

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