CS Mucheru: I Get Hundreds of Calls After Kuria Leaked My Number

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria addressing the media on January 10, 2020.
  • Cabinet Secretary for Information and Communication, Joe Mucheru has acknowledged the desperation among young people, saying he receives hundreds of random phone calls from them.

    While addressing the youth at a National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) event today, the CS said he gets calls from people he doesn’t even know after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria gave out his phone number at a political rally.

    “It has hit me in a particularly personal way since my private phone number was maliciously publicized by a politician, I continue to receive hundreds of calls and messages daily from desperate youth. Most of them have hit rock bottom and are looking for a way out,” he said.

    Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria addressing the media on January 10, 2020.

    In what looked like a pointed dig at the Deputy President, the CS warned the youth against politicians who are using their desperation to achieve their selfish interests.

    “The suffering that many of our youths are going through has unfortunately made some of them vulnerable to all manner of political catalans, who  are promising to take them to heaven if they elect them,†Mucheru stated.

    The CS  likened the Bible-waving politicians to wolves in sheep’s clothing, stating that they were taking advantage of people’s religion to gain political power.

    “Similarly in our society, remember that not everyone who proclaims their religion by shouting from the mountain top ‘Bwana asifiwe’ and ‘Hallelujah’ at every opportunity means wellThey are the proverbial wolf in sheep’s skin, taking advantage of our people,†Mucheru stated.

    He added that politicians using religion were making false promises that they cannot fulfill to the youth. He urged the youth to be cautious these politicians who make false promises that they cannot fulfill.

    “The main problem as I see it, is that these churches have been silenced by massive donations from politicians,” Mucheru stated.

    In  turn, Mucheru urged the youth to take advantage of their numbers and seek elective positions so as to make a difference in the country. 

    “Take advantage of your numbers to make a difference in this country. I challenge you to go forth and seek elective office so that you can start the journey of making meaningful gains for yourself and our country.†he added.

    Mucheru also took a swipe at the hustler narrative, which is propagated by DP Ruto and politicians allied to him.

    “Be weary of being branded with tags that do not define you uniquely. Your hustle today should not condemn you to a lifetime of hustling.†Mucheru stated. 

    Deputy President William Ruto
    Deputy President William Ruto