Get down to work, Catholic Bishops tell Ruto

Arch-bishop Martin Kivuva of Mombasa Diocese photo:file

Catholics Bishops have urged president William Ruto to start working for Kenyans following the August 9 peaceful elections.

In a communique to media houses, the clerics also urged politicians in the country to stop perennial campaign rhetoric and instead focus on service delivery.

Led by the chairman of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops Most Rev. Martin Kivuva of Mombasa Diocese said it’s time the government ensures it fulfills the promises it made to Kenyans during campaigns.

“With the elections now over and the government already constituted, it is time for the elected leaders to get down to work and deliver on the promises they made to Kenyans during the campaigns”, they stated.

The clerics who briefed the press in Mombasa on Thursday also called on the opposition to offer constructive criticism.

“Being in the opposition they should be bold enough to highlight pertinent issues affecting the country”, they said.

The Bishops want the government to ease the cost of living.

“The price of essential household items such as maize flour, cooking oil, rice, cooking gas and electricity continue to be way above the reach of ordinary Kenyans, living millions struggling to put food on the table”, said Kivuva.