President Ruto to Hold Cabinet Secretaries Retreat in Nyeri

Kenya’s President William Ruto will this week from Thursday hold a Cabinet Secretaries retreat at the Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County.

The outlined meeting will bring together the Kenya Kwanza Cabinet Secretaries, Presidential Advisors, and Principal Secretaries.

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PHOTO/COURTESY:President William Ruto to Hold Cabinet Secretaries Retreat at the Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County.

The 4-day retreat will focus on reviewing the steps Kenya Kwanza administration has made in 100 days since the assumption of office and outline the priority agenda as the new year begins.

A statement from State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohammed, states that the retreat will be held from the 5th to the 8th of January 2023.

In his New Year’s message to the country, the Head of State indicated that the government was forced to scrap subsidies on oil products, electricity, and maize flour saying such programs would come with a huge burden to the taxpayer.

The come-together meeting will also point out key areas of focus that will facilitate the realization of the Kenya Kwanza campaign pledges of reducing the high cost of living.

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“Some subsidies on Unga, Fuel and Electricity were not informed by the science of our economy, but were informed by the expediency of the political moment that existed at that time,” he said.

The President said that the government will go forward and formulate economic policies that will enable the country to stop relying on debt.

President Ruto with Cabinet Secretaries
PHOTO/COURTESY: President William Ruto and the Kenya Kwanza Cabinet Secretaries during the past meeting at the State House of Kenya in Nairobi.

“I’m very confident that we have now laid the foundation that will take our economy away from dependence on debt to dependence on revenues that are raised by taxpayers in Kenya. We cannot continue running the country on debt,” Ruto added.

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