Deputy President William Ruto has today registered his happiness about the ongoing politics so far. Speaking at his Karen home when he hosted leaders from the Lari constituency, the second in command praised other leaders for following in his footsteps. He said it was encouraging to see leaders talking about various economic models that will uplift the lives of Kenyans. It is understood that the deputy president is the one who initiated the conversation of the bottom-up economic model. He is opposed to the current trickle-down model which empowers the middle class while the lower class waits to benefit from job creation.
“We are encouraged by the new political conversation going on among political leaders. Our conviction is that we must focus our energy and resources on Kenya's economic transformation. Through broad models such as the bottom-up and middle-out. For instance, we expect to support growth and improve living standards of millions of people at the lower pedestal.” He said.
The deputy president is gaining momentum through his hustler nation narrative which seeks to empower jobless youth. He is using this as a campaign tool to gain support among millions of jobless youth who feel betrayed by the system of governance as it is. This narrative has greatly impacted the political landscape with many national politicians trying to come up with other models to counter this already entrenched narrative.
Raila Odinga recently came up with a model that is aimed at raising the living standards in the villages. “Transforming Kenya from a poor to a prosperous country will require a very deliberate focus on turning around the fortunes of rural Kenya,” he said. “Going forward, and to ensure a more balanced growth, urban regeneration will need to go hand in hand with a very deliberate policy of rural transformation that makes rural life more liveable and migration to cities unnecessary,” he added.
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