Deputy President William Ruto has appealed to the Coast people not to be destructed by people who lack agenda to uplift their living standards.
While addressing Taita Taveta county residents on Thursday, the DP said the Coast region is equally important like any other part of the country and should fully be included in the Bottom-up Development Economic Model conversation.
Speaking at Wundanyi, Mwatate and Voi after meeting small traders and supporting them with capital to expand their businesses, the Deputy President said it is amazing that the country’s political conversation has abruptly changed to economy conversation.
The DP reiterated that his bid for the presidency is to work with the small businesses and Kenyans at grass roots level in a bid to overhaul the country’s leadership.
“I extend my gratitude to the Coast people for supporting this conversation, we must change this country for good,” reiterated the Deputy President.
Ruto, rubbished those against his Hustler nation movement, reiterating that they do not understand anything about the Bottom-up Development Economic Model.
“We hustler people talk of the same language that only we understand, let those criticising us develop their own agenda first before they come to compete with us,” noted Ruto.
He said Kenyans are tired of the political conmanship and empty rhetoric and what they want is only being enable to earn an honesty living.
Ruto did not spare ODM Leader Raila Odinga saying he disintegrated the Jubilee big four agenda throwing the government into confusion.
Big 4 agenda
“Our Jubilee agenda was very straight forward on better housing, health food security and industrialisation, however after the so called ‘handshake’ everything came to a standstill to date,” noted Ruto.
He said The Bottom-Up Economic Development Plan that he is advancing places small enterprises at the core of its workings.
“This propagates for a favourable environment that will free businesses from the bondage of exploitative financial institutions. This will boost their growth, generating more jobs and income to millions of ordinary Kenyans,” he reiterated.
Ruto said “It is gratifying that the conversation in our country has changed; now, everyone is talking about the economy. It is a fact that the Bottom-Up Economic Model remains the best option as it is geared towards bettering the lives of ordinary Kenyans,”
During the empowerment of small-scale traders in Wundanyi and Mwatate Towns in Taita Taveta County Ruto was accompanied by MPs Lydia Haika (Taita Taveta), Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga) and former Taita Taveta Governor John Mruttu.