ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has waded into politics and launched an attack aimed at the Deputy President William Ruto and the recent Court of Appeal ruling against the Building Bridges Initiative.
In what is uncharacteristically his first major political statement and a direct response to the DP’s politics from inside the cabinet, the CS who is also in charge of the youth docket has accused Ruto of misleading young people with empty promises and false ideologies ahead of the 2022 elections.
CS Mucheru, who was attending a youth event of the National Council of Churches (NCCK), also criticised the recent Court of Appeal decision on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
“We’ve heard some people promising you analogue solutions as part of a new economic blueprint to bring you prosperity … I am a student of economics and can’t see how this will happen with outdated solutions,” he lamented.
Mucheru’s unusually bare-knuckled tackle also accused churches of allowing the pulpits to be used as political platforms. “These churches have been silenced by massive donations from politicians, who have then been gifted with the pulpit to preach the gospel some times of division and nudge citizens towards a class war. These Bible-waving politicians have especially targeted the youth because they think, wrongly, that youth are gullible and easy to manipulate,” said the CS.