Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has renewed his attacks on Deputy President William Ruto whom he now calls ‘Mr. Bottoms Up’, over his attacks on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his administration. In a statement, the Kitui chief tells Ruto his economic model cannot be explained in concrete numbers with specific expected results because it is amorphous and is meant to hoodwink unsuspecting Kenyans.
”For 8 years as the Deputy President, you have been and still are the Chairperson of Inter-Governmental Budgetary and Economic Council (IBEC), which is the highest executive organ where all the budgetary allocations are done in this country yet you have never made a single phone call or a proposal for a manufacturing plant but you can make a phone call to set up a Ksh. 15 billion manufacturing plant in Uganda? Who are you fooling?” Ms. Ngilu posed.
Governor Ngilu wondered why the DP attacks the initiative by President Uhuru Kenyatta to set up a Ksh 4 billion small arms factory in Ruiru by claiming the money used to set up the factory could have employed 20,000 young people while negotiating with foreign investors to set up a factory in Uganda.
”This means, by your own logic, that the 15 billion factory you helped set up in Uganda could have employed over 75,000 young people. Your choice? Employ 75,000 young people in Uganda and give wheelbarrows, handcarts and handouts to Kenyan youths. Ni sawa tu!”
Continuing, ”The Ruiru small arms factory saves Kenya billions of shillings in arms bought from abroad and ensures the money circulates in Kenya besides creating jobs for local hustlers. Something you might not appreciate in your Bottoms Up logic. Mr. Bottoms Up, the action of setting up a manufacturing plant in Uganda while President Uhuru Kenyatta is grappling with manufacturing says a lot about your character and the place our country Kenya occupies in your heart.”