Former Kakamega senator Dr Boni Khalwale has now changed his tune over his support for Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga over the issue of economic models and the needs for the electorate.
This follows after Dr Khalwale express joy after Raila reformed his 2022 pre-election agenda by listening to the challenges facing Kenyans the way deputy president Dr William Ruto and his allies have been doing.
While appearing on Citizen TV Live on Thursday morning, the vocal lawmaker, who is now Dr Ruto's key ally from Western Kenya averred that the ODM and to a large extent, the defunct National Super Alliance (NASA) had all along lacked tangible agenda to sell it to the electorate. He quipped that they were simply marketing frivolous slogans in a bid to capture power for their selfish gains.
“I am very happy that Former Prime Minister is now coming before Kenyans and telling them what he would like to do for them. When I joined them five years ago they were just selling slogans....Tibim! Tialala!Riaa!”said Dr Khalwale.
This comes after the former prime minister started conceptualizing his 2022 agenda as he seeks to make a fifth stab at presidency. His agenda centers on youth empowerment and promotion of rural economy through industrialization. He has pledged to pay a monthly stipend of Ksh.6000 to poor households if he becomes president.
However, Dr Ruto in his bottom-up economic model seeks to empower the owners of small and medium size enterprises by giving them credit from government and very low interests for them expand and make more profits.He has alleged that he would give each constituency Ksh.120 million for the same purpose.
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