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"We Don't Want Handouts" Kabogo Says During Kiambu County Economic Forum

Former Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo has told Deputy President William Ruto that Kiambu County residents do not need handouts.

Speaking during Kenya Kwanza Economic Forum, Kiambu County edition, in Limuru, the flamboyant politician assured the DP of his support and that of Kiambu residents to ensure Kenya Kwanza forms the next government.

Kabogo told Ruto that he should not stop holding such economic forums even after assuming power to ensure continuity of economic empowerment in consultative manner.

The Ex-governor claimed that the same way the population is high in the county, so are the problems.

We don't need Handouts

Kabogo boldly told the DP that the locals do not need handouts. According to him, the county's population is largely made up of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and they therefore need boost instead of handouts.

The Tujibebe Wakenya Party leader went ahead and detailed that about 90 percent of these business are run on a capital ranging between Kshs 5,000 and Kshs 50,000.

He requested the second in command to come up with a project of boosting these businesses; offering soft loans at subsidized interests.

"We do not want handouts. We want access to cheap credit," Kabogo affirmed (video @1:49).

Equitable sharing of resources

Kabogo further requested the DP to ensure that business funds are shared in accordance with population. According to him, the larger the population, the bigger the challenges.

"When we take over the government, we should put into consideration distribution of business funds with reference to population, not land acreage or the number of domestic animals," he claimed.

Kabogo proposed that Kenya Kwanza government should create revolving fund to support businesses, claiming that it is possible for it is something that has been tested and proven in Kiambu County.

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