CS Kuria issues the most sarcastic comment over fuel prices remarks


• His remarks, however, seemed to be hitting at the Senator who has been calling on President William Ruto to sack Kuria over the remarks.

Moses Kuria
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Investments, Industry, and Trade CS Moses Kuria has mockingly apologised to Kenyans for his earlier statements that the price of fuel would keep rising until February of the next year.

On Wednesday morning, Kuria apologised for his words, claiming that Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale and his boss had told him they were inappropriate and insulting.

The CS continued by stating that he has now been made to understand that fuel prices will decrease, thus his apology.

"Dear Kenyans. On Friday, September 15, I made some comments indicating that the price of fuel is likely to go up in the coming months owing to global dynamics. I have since been advised by people like Dr. Boni Khalwale and his master that the statement was incorrect, insensitive and arrogant. I am made to now understand that the price will come down. I apologise profusely since to err is human," Kuria said.

However, his comments appeared to be directed at the senator who has been pressing President William Ruto to fire Kuria in response to the statements.

Speaking in Kakamega, Khalwale also demanded the dismissal of Ruto's economic adviser David Ndii and Energy CS Davis Chirchir for their contentious comments on the price of petrol.

Kuria received criticism on Saturday for advising Kenyans who were unhappy about high petrol costs to drill their own oil wells.

According to the CS, it is no secret that crude oil prices have increased and that fact is known to everyone.

"Ukishinda umesema bei ya mafuta imeongezeka kutoka asubuhi mpaka jioni, si uchimbe kisima chako? (When you keep on complaining that the prices of fuel have gone up, why don't you just drill your own oil well?)" he said. 

Kuria also connected the rising price of petroleum to problems associated with climate change.

Following his speech, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua urged all state officials to avoid speaking haughtily to Kenyans.

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