Kenya: Ruto says critics oppose empowerment of ordinary Kenyans


Nairobi – Vice President William Ruto has said that his competitors have ganged up on him because they are against the empowerment of ordinary Kenyans.

He said that only the bottom-up economic model led by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) can transform the lives of ordinary citizens through the creation of new jobs.

Dr Ruto, who spoke on the second day of his tour of the western region, said his proposed business model had destabilized his competitors who were advocating a spin-off model that only suited a few established companies.

“The few beneficiaries of the trickle-down business model are now worried about the proposed Bottom Up approach, which aims to transform the lives of the majority of Kenyans. That is why they ganged up on me,” Dr Ruto said. .

Speaking at various stopovers on Thursday, including Eshibuye, Luanda, Majengo and Mbale in Vihiga County, Dr Ruto said a change in business model was inevitable.

“The same leaders who are still propagating the fallout economic model are the same who are calling for a change in the Constitution to create jobs for a few people at the expense of millions of Kenyans,” said Dr Ruto.

He was accompanied by deputies Benjamin Washiali (Mumias), John Waluke (Sirisia) and Didmus Barasa (Kimilili).

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