Raila Odinga, the Azimio la Umoja one Kenya Coalition party leader has found himself under fire after the president fired back at him during his speech at a church service in Kimende, Kiambu county.
The president was reacting to the opposition leader’s remarks surrounding job creation in the country.
Odinga had previously advised the Kenya Kwanza government to focus on creating jobs domestically rather than pursuing opportunities overseas.
The President on his part explained that his government was not slowing down on the abroad job creation opportunities advising Odinga to buckle up as more slots were on the way.
“I saw the opposition leader (Raila Odinga) complaining saying that many people are being taken abroad for jobs. What did he want them to do if they remained in Kenya? More is yet to come; he has started complaining very early. People will leave Kenya for employment abroad in the thousands,” The President said.
Ruto went on to add that the Opposition leader should refrain from early complaints and that exporting labor will be for the best interests to the unemployed youths.
“I want to ask, when one goes to Israel and gets a salary of Ksh. 100,000, is there a problem there? There are people who do not understand how things are going on. I want to tell the opposition leader (Raila Odinga) to stop complaining this early on; many people will still go abroad for jobs,” he added.
Odinga had earlier on critiqued the government on December 8 for lacking administrative skills to secure jobs for Kenyans locally.
“Young people with the new skills and knowledge that we need are being exported because the government cannot create jobs. And the government sees it as an achievement,” Odinga critiqued.
This has shortly fallen after the ministry of Labor’s announced through the Principal Secretary, Shadrack Mwadime, on December 6, that Kenya will export approximately 1,500 Kenyans as casual workers to labor in Israel’s agricultural fields on a three-year contract.