'Even U.S President Biden knows trickle-down economic model has failed,' says DP Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto has continued to rally supporters behind his bottom-up economic model campaigns as he seeks to have his stab at the forthcoming presidential elections.
The deputy president, speaking during a tour of Kajiado County on Thursday, called on area residents to buy into his hustler narrative.
Ruto emphasized that his agenda had the backing of international leaders and was well-proven as the ultimate solution to the problems affecting the country.
“Nyinyi mnakubaliana na bwana kitendawili ati tubadilishe katiba tuongeze mamlaka ya rais na tuongeze vyeo ama mnataka tubadilishe uchumi kwanza?” He posed.
“Even the President of USA Joe Biden accepts that the trickle-down economic model has failed, that is why even America today is adopting to the bottom-up economic model.”
DP Ruto sought to assert that his proposed economic model would ensure that all Kenyans equitably benefit, with a focus on those in the lower social class.
“Nyinyi ambao ni wasomi mnajua tumekuwa tukiendeleza model ya uchumi ambayo inaitwa trickle down, yaani ambapo watu wachache wanafaidika ati wakishatajirika wakuje wainvest ndio hao wengine wakuje wafaidike. Tumengojea miaka hamsini haijafanyika,” Ruto stated.
At the same time, he faulted his political rival Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja agenda saying it was only for the wealthy in the country and will lead to tribal division rather than uniting Kenyans.
"Kwa sababu hawa watu tumewashinda na pande zote, tumewashinda na mpango, tumewashinda na akili, tuko na chama hawana, tuko na sera hawana, tuko na candidate hawajielewi, tuko na UDA wako na ingine inajiita kuzimia,” said the DP.
"Mimi nataka kuwaambia msikubali watugawanye. Kwa sababu agenda yao ni kutugawanya katika vyama vya ukabila, sehemu na vijiji."
Ruto consequently downplayed his competitors alleging that they had nothing to show for the region’s projects while he himself had a well-laid track record of developments.
“Si mnajua mimi ninashindana na kitendawili…na si alikuwa Prime Minister na mimi nimekuwa Vice President na kila mmoja amepata nafasi ya uongozi? Hii si mashindano ya urembo, ni mashindano ya kazi. Kazi ya bwana kitendawili iko wapi? Si kazi yangu inaonekana huku?” He posed to the crowd.