Tell us what you have done in the last ten years, Mudavadi challenges DP William Ruto

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi

Mudavadi described the current fierce war of words between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy as “calculated political sideshows” to divert attention from evident “poor and uninspiring” leadership

By The Weekly Vision Online

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has trashed deputy president William Ruto’s “bottom-up” economic strategy as a futile abuse of the “intelligence of Kenyans.”

Mudavadi, who was speaking at the popular Radio Jambo early morning talk show challenged Ruto to table the ruling party’s scorecard for the two terms it has been in power. Mudavadi, 60, said Ruto should be telling Kenyans about Free Laptops in primary schools, 500,000 affordable housing for low-income groups, 1 million jobs annually, 47 sports stadiums and universal health care.

There is nowhere in the Jubilee manifesto, the ANC leader said about “wheelbarrows” and “hustlers” saying when he was Finance minister in the 1990s under the Moi regime, the country registered impressive economic growth.

Mudavadi wondered where Ruto has been all this time to suddenly talk of mama mboga, mkokoteni pushers, and maize roasters who are “victims” of the failed jubilee economy

Mudavadi who is Kenya’s shortest-serving vice president in 2001, described the current fierce war of words between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy as “calculated political sideshows” to divert attention from evident “poor and uninspiring” leadership. He said the Nairobi leadership should stop hiding behind the 2019 Covid 19 global pandemic and account for the billions presented every budget year not promising “manna from heaven” in 2022.

DP William Ruto

The widely respected Luhya torch-bearer with growing clout in Mount Kenya where the populous Kikuyu have named him “Wachira” (he who seeks), accused President Kenyatta’s government of dragging the country into an unsustainable external debt burden now standing at Ksh. 7.7 trillion and still growing.

Mudavadi wondered where Ruto has been all this time to suddenly talk of mama mboga, mkokoteni pushers, and maize roasters who are “victims” of the failed jubilee economy. He cited recent punitive fuel hikes as ‘desperate” but draconian measures geared at raising cash for the huge public wage bill.

He said Jubilee has failed to revive key economic sectors like coffee, tea, cotton, and sugar sub-sectors among others, that was giving a livelihood to millions directly and indirectly. “Why base promises on 2022 yet the people must find food, rent, and clothes daily” challenged the ANC boss.

Instead, the narrative has changed and the “Big 4 Agenda” is gathering dust on bookshelves while young Kenyans are “duped” with wheelbarrows and hair salon equipment.

Mudavadi reiterated that the One Kenya Alliance was still on course and would present one candidate in the 2022 presidential elections. He said talks were ongoing involving Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya boss Moses Wetangula and KANU’s Gideon Moi.

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