Former Runyenjes Member of Parliament Hon Njeru Kathangu, has spoken on the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President Dr William Ruto's presidential bids in next year's general elections.
Speaking on an interview with Citizen television, Kathangu said that he has an issue with the Deputy President Dr William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga's campaign slogans and ideas. Since the two leaders have been in politics for long and they are just coming with the same familiar slogans to win the top seat.
He argued that Deputy President is just hoodwinking Kenyans about the wheelbarrow politics which has nothing to help Kenyans with, since the wheelbarrow cannot carry anything that helps the common citizens apart from helping him to win presidency.
However, Hon Kathangu added that he sometimes like what the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is saying about introducing a social welfare state, which aims to cussion and help the poorest families from the current economic crisis.
But he also has a challenge because currently the country is facing huge foreign debts hence there's no money available to facilitate the social welfare state programme. "Yes I have an issue with all those who are seeking presidency, because they are the same politicians who have been there giving out unfulfilled promises."
"For example when you tell me about a wheelbarrow, what can a wheelbarrow do? I like what Raila Odinga is saying sometimes about creating a social welfare state. But I have an issue with that because currently we are faced with huge foreign debts that we are required to pay, therefore there's no money to implement that programme." He said.
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