Stop wasting time discrediting the bottom-up economic model


Vice President William Ruto has urged his political rivals to stop wasting time discrediting the bottom-up economic model and instead tell Kenyans what their models will do for the country.

“You shouldn’t be intimidated by the fact that we have a superior bottom-up economic model. I encourage them to look for alternative models, ”he said.

After a two-day retreat with leaders, professionals, and stakeholders from the six Nyanza counties in Nakuru County, Dr. Ruto, he is glad that the conversations in the country have changed and that Mama Mboga, Bodaboda operators, farmers, traders, shepherds and fishermen have changed are now the focus of our political conversation.

“Today is exactly one year until the next election, I am happy that we are discussing economic issues, I am grateful that the conversation in Kenya has changed. I welcome other leaders, including my competitors, to engaging Kenyans on economic issues, ”he said.

Dr. Ruto highlighted the revitalization of the sugar and cotton industries, along with other economic activities such as mining and coffee growing, as key priorities for economic development in the Nyanza region.

The EP said there was a need to invest resources in infrastructure that creates jobs for Kenyans and increases productivity in the agricultural sector in order to improve farmers’ incomes

He said they had also agreed to organize peasant groups, businessmen, small and medium-sized businesses into viable units like saccos and co-operatives to rid them of Shylocks and give them a platform to get loans on favorable terms .

Dr. Ruto said there is a new paradigm based on liberating the country from ethnic politics and talks that focus only on leaders.

“We have a new commitment to human-centered issues with tangible, live-changing results. At the heart of the Hustler Nation’s conversation is the bottom-up economic model, which focuses on companies at the bottom of our social and economic pyramid, ”he said.

Stressing the need to make the most of the blue economy, the vice president said the fish potential in Nyanza has dropped to less than 120,000 metric tons.

“We need to change this trend by meeting local demand with local production and improving the lives of fishing communities,” he said.

The meeting was attended by the Deputy Governor of Kisii, Joash Maangi, the MPs Mathias Robi, Letayama Marwa, Shadrack Mose, Sylvanus Osoro and Joash Nyamoko as well as the former MPs Omingo Magara, Joseph Kiangoi, Martin Ogindo, Management Consultant & Strategy Expert Eliud Owalo and EA Court Justice Charles Nyachae.


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