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Atwoli to DP Ruto: Who Wants a Child with a Wheelbarrow?

COTU boss Francis Atwoli in the past. Photo/Courtesy

Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU-K) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has once again poured cold water on Deputy President William (DP) Ruto's bottoms up economic approach ahead of next year's polls.

In a bid to replace his boss, president Uhuru Kenyatta, the DP has been championing for an economic model known as bottoms up, which he intends to implement if elected Kenya's 5th president.

He says the approach involves empowering small scale trades, such as hawkers and motorbike operators.

As such, the DP and a section of leaders supporting his presidential bid have been handing wheelbarrows and motorbikes to unemployed youth in various parts of the country, in what they term as empowering them to do business.

However, Atwoli is among those not pleased with the approach.

Addressing members of the press in Nairobi on Tuesday, Atwoli wondered if there is a parent who needs a child with a wheelbarrow.

"Success is in decision making. Even at your own level as an individual, you must decide to marry and you must decide to have children," said the long serving COTU boss.

"You must decide to be responsible. You must decide to drive a mercedez and you will drive. If you make a decision to own a wheelbarrow, that will be your own. And who wants to have a child with a wheelbarrow?"

"So decision making is the key to success," he insisted.

Besides Atwoli, ODM Party leader Raila Odinga, ANC Party boss Musalia Mudavadi and Jubilee Party Secretary General Rafael Tuju are among others to have discredited the approach.

The DP and his supporters however remain adamant that it is the best approach to save Kenyans from economic challenges.

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