The government is making deliberate efforts to cushion Kenyans from the high cost of living, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has said.

The PCM spoke yesterday during the 44th Maragoli Cultural Festival at the Mbale Municipal Grounds, Vihiga, where he asked the Luhya community to support the Kenya Kwanza government.

“My plea to Kenyans, even as we bid goodbye to 2023, is to remain optimistic and support policies of the government. The government means well for all Kenyans,” Mudavadi assured Kenyans.

Mudavadi maintained the government’s position that the Kenya Kwanza administration inherited a dilapidated economy and urged Kenyans not to misinterpret the government’s position when called upon to tighten their belts for a little while.

“We are making efforts towards stabilizing the economy by all means possible. We promise Kenyans that we shall live up to each and every commitment we made and where we shall face challenges, for sure we will tell Kenyans the truth without hiding any cards under the table,” Mudavadi said.

Adding: “Yes, we agree our predecessors messed up the economy and that is the reality. But we can no longer continue digging the hole but look for ways of getting out of the hole. As a government, we were elected by the people to fix the mess not to point fingers and do absolutely nothing.”

He stated that he will be at the forefront to ensure Kenyans have correct information and statistics with regard to the economic situation of the country, having served in previous governments as the minister for finance and in other capacities.

The Prime Cabinet Secretary said the policies being undertaken by the government are geared towards getting the country’s economy back on its competitive lane.

Additionally, he affirmed that President Ruto has laid key strategies including conforming to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank regulations, signing key economic partnerships with the European Union Economic Partnership Agreement sufficing as a good example, and the key talks being held with other countries playing part of the remedies to try and make things work for the better.