Joho, Mucheru blast Ruto’s ‘Bottom up economic model”
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has blasted Deputy President William Ruto’s bottom up economic model.
Speaking in Mombasa County on Sunday, Joho claimed the model will not work in Kenya as it is borrowed from other foreign countries.
“You cannot replicate an economic model from another country, where the political terrain is different, and where the other country’s economic strength is different, it will not work. We have seen that they can’t even define what bottom up means,” said Joho.
The Orange Democratic Movement Party (ODM) Deputy Party Leader was addressing the youth in a meeting convened by Information and communication Technology ICT CS Joe Mucheru and Mombasa youth to discuss on matters elections.
He called on youths to demand involvement when manifestoes are being crafted so that they can have their concerns addressed.
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The two leaders urged Kenyans and especially the youth to take caution against new conversations around economic models.
CS Mucheru, challenged the youths to take up elective positions and never be used by politicians for political gain.
“Don’t be cheated again, that you have no value, and be used by some politicians for their political gain… we can’t always be taken for a ride,”said Mucheru.
Mucheru expressed his disappointment with the BBI verdict saying it has denied the youth a bright future, through tax initiatives that would come along with it.
“Don’t feel discouraged even after the BBI falls, the government will continue to have plans for the youth,” he added.
DP Ruto has been facing opposition both from his juniors in the government and allies of his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta, even as he vows to stay put in the Jubilee administration.
On August 23, CS Mucheru launched a scathing attack on DP Ruto, terming his ‘wheelbarrow economics’ as archaic