Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has cautioned Kenyans to brace themselves for a higher cost of living, stating that the next three months will be unbearable under President William Ruto's administration.
Speaking at a meeting with Bunge la Wananchi on October 11 at Jevanjee grounds, Raila claimed that Ruto will struggle with explaining why the cost of living will not have reduced in that period, despite unveiling several measures to cushion Kenyans.
He expressed that the President will not have the leeway to blame his predecessor, former President Uhuru Kenyatta - a tactic he adopted in the build-up to the August 9 polls.
"We will give them 100 days and wait and see what they will do. They used to blame Uhuru, and yet the former president was facing the same challenges as world leaders.
"These challenges are the reasons why Uhuru had so many subsidies. They have removed them saying it will be unsustainable," he stated.
Further, he questioned Ruto's move to reintroduce Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) food- a decision he stated would flop having been rejected in Europe.
The former premier added that they will reject the decision ratified by the Cabinet, citing health issues raised by experts.
"These things have been there for 10 years, and many European countries have rejected them, yet they are more advanced.
"The main reason, European countries denied it is because of health concerns. I hear they wanted to do research. Which research will they do? We have rejected it. We must stand up and say no to GMOs," he reiterated.
Nonetheless, he called on his supporters to remain calm, promising to keep the government in check.
"I have not given up. The times when we were scared of Nyayo are over. All these people stole our victory. Their days are numbered and you will see it. Just be patient," he stated.
In the Tuesday meeting, Raila was accompanied by ODM MPs Babu Owino (Embakasi East), Phelix Odiwuor alias Jalang'o (Lang'ata) and Caleb Hamisi ( Saboti), who echoed Raila's sentiments.
"We are giving them those 100 days. We are silent right now but do not think that we are stupid. They promised that they will do these things in those days. If we speak now, they will say it is too early," Hamisi reiterated.