Deputy President William Ruto says his new United Democratic Alliance (UDA) outfit is leading the country into an economic revolution which will culminate in him being elected as president in 2022.
Ruto, who spoke yesterday while welcoming 15MCAs from Kitui county to UDA said it was only through his cause that Kenya will be able to leap out of poverty and foreign debts.
”Economic revolution will start from the bottom. It is this revolution that will get us out of poverty and the huge debts that we suffer from,” the DP said, while also hitting out at the government for what he says was instilling fear in its opponents.
“Instilling fear in leaders will not make better the lives of ordinary Kenyans. Instead, we must come up with programs that will empower them,” he noted.
He challenged the Opposition to explain to the people how their trickle-down economic approach will transform Kenya.
Ruto insisted that the only valid way to take Kenya back to the growth path is through the bottom-up, middle-out economic model.
Leaders present at the meeting were MPs Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Gichunge Kabeabea (Tigania East), John Mutunga (Tigania West), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), John Lodepe (Turkana Central), and Daniel Nanok (Turkana West).
Others were former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama, former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, and former Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke.