Last week, a video went viral capturing Kandara MP Alice Wahome making attempts to explain the bottom-up economic approach as fronted by Deputy President William Ruto.
In the video, Wahome was asked to explain what the “bottom-up” approach meant within the context of Kenyan politics. Wahome was however unable to give a basic explanation as she was stammering and made it worse by terming it “bottom down”.
This elicited mixed reactions from Netizens more on social media with some accusing the DP and his Tanga Tanga adherents of fronting what they, themselves, had no idea of.
For instance, Wahome is known to be one of DP Ruto’s close allies hence it was important that she was aware and familiarized with the approach that her ‘master’ was putting forward.
Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi was also not left behind as he quickly created a buzz, pledging to award anyone who would compose a song with beats to Wahome’s explanation with Sh20,000.
In a new development, Kandara legislator has termed the mishap a slip of the tongue adding that she is very much aware and familiar with DP Ruto’s economic model.
“That was just a tongue-twister. I know that the bottom-up economic model discussion bothers the ‘Cerelac’ babies, Kieleweke team and the ODM party,” Wahome said.
She added, “…the clip was taken out of context. I was attending a show for one and a half hours…I said several things but they chose to bring a seven-second clip to show that we don’t understand the model.”
Following the criticism, DP Ruto was also forced to make a clarification on the same where he revealed that the approach will be used to create jobs for millions of Kenyans who are unemployed and living in poverty.