Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has weighed in on the aborted trip by William Ruto to Uganda, wondering how in Kenya the DP claims to champion for the Bottom Up economic model while behind the scenes lobbying for foreign investors to set up their investments in Uganda to create jobs for the youth of that country.
”Kenya’s DP William Ruto claims, with a phone call, he helped a foreign investor get funding of Ksh 15 billion from a Kenyan bank to set up investment and create jobs in Uganda. In Kenya, he is peddling wheelbarrows to our youth as a form of economic empowerment. BOTTOMS UP indeed,” Governor Ngilu tweeted.
The DP said in an interview on Inooro FM Wednesday morning, DP Ruto linked his woes to senior government officials out to frustrate him and have him exchange words with the schemers.
“I have been the deputy president for nine years and I have traveled to many countries for both public and private missions. At no one point have I ever been asked that I need clearance from anywhere. So, which kind of law is this which has started operating now?” Ruto posed.
Continuing, “I have traveled to Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for government duties and private trips, I have never been asked by anyone that I need clearance from anywhere. This clearance requirement began on Monday, where is it coming from? It is only a plot of making me to exchange words with the schemers but I have no time to waste. I leave everything to God. God will deal with them.”