NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 – Vice President William Ruto has denounced his political opponents from opposition groups who have criticized his bottom-up economic model which he says pushes the country forward if elected Kenya’s fifth president in the next election of the year.
The DP said leaders eager to confront him had no agenda for the country and their only plan was to compete with him, a plan he said was doomed to fail.
“Their main plan is to compete with me. They don’t have a plan, agenda or manifesto. I tell them, we are ready. We have a party called UDA, we have a program and we have Kenyans who are ready to work and move forward with us. If your only goal is to compete with me, you will be stuck, ”Ruto said on Sunday while touring the Rurii neighborhood in Nyandarua county.
He had previously attended a religious thanksgiving service for Francis Muraya, who had been elected a member of the region’s County Assembly on a ticket from the United Democratic Alliance Party.
On Saturday, Wiper Democratic Movement Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka said his priority was to defeat the DP in the 2022 general election.
He rejected Ruto’s bottom-up economic approach and called it a charity economy meant to get the masses to vote.
During his campaign tour in Nyandarua County on Saturday, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi also took the opportunity to criticize the vice president for his bottom-up approach, noting that it is neither viable nor realistic.
“Don’t be fooled by the semantics. The bottom-up approach is not at all realistic. It’s risky, even risky, ”he said.
While the 2022 succession race has been hinged on reviving the economy, Mudavadi has been adamant in telling his competitors that they should follow the rhetoric and not just the rhetoric.
The DP further rejected plans to form a Jubilee-ODM alliance, adding that these plans were only intended to destroy the ruling party completely.
“Are we really that desperate to go and form an alliance with people from the ODM party?” The same people who delayed our plans to achieve the Big Four Agenda with their constitutional amendment songs? Ruto asked.
“That’s why we had to look for Option B because we have to move forward and we don’t want to be dragged along by people who are only focused on their own personal interests.”