Tharaka Nithi senator Prof Kithure Kindiki has now sent a coded message to deputy president Dr William Ruto on why he would do little in terms of development if the country's second in command becomes president in 2022.
According to Prof Kindiki, who sent Dr Ruto the message indirectly through Facebook on Tuesday night, Kenya's next head of state would rarely do nothing tangible in terms of socioeconomic development when he resumes office after next year's election.
In his observation, the next president would implement very few development programs because most of the income that the country would be earning would be used to repay foreign loans that have been borrowed and the salaries of Kenyans employed by government.
He noted that the country would be insolvent by next year because of the huge debt which it owes powerful foreign countries.
"The next President will inherit a nearly insolvent Country and will hardly do anything other than paying salaries of public servants & servicing the sovereign debt," read Kindiki's Facebook message.
This is a sad message to Dr Ruto who has trained his guns on the top seat in 2022 which all the opinion polls done online placing him at the top in the race because his bottom-up economic agenda may not succeed.
However, the DP might achieve his goals after he has made clear that he would use his economic concept to broaden the country's tax base in order to raise more money that can used to pay the debt and deliver services.
Dr Ruto seeks to empower small scale entrepreneurs and jobless Kenyans in a bid to accelerate economic growth of the country. He has alleged that, if elected president, he would finance the owners of the small businesses so that they earn more income and consequently, they pay more taxes to government.
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