Kenyan Governor Charity Ngilu has dismissed claims by the deputy president William Ruto that he is after the well-being of the youths.
Governor Ngilu also rubbished Ruto’s bottom-up approach in piecing up the Kenyan economy, describing him as a poor leader.
According to the Kitui county boss, Ruto has no development record and is only good at dishing out handouts to the youths.
“Which area has Ruto gone to put people to work? I would like him to show us a farm he has set up for young people and show us how that is of value to the youth? That would be bottom up approach. But bottom up approach of giving people handouts is not a bottom-up approach to development. If you are the leader who gives people handouts then you are the worst leader,” she said in a live television interview.
“Which of the projects have we seen Ruto go to inspect on food? On water?” she posed.
She challenged him to teach young people how to do something for themselves, not to give them money to think he is doing a good job.
Backing her claims, she noted that when she worked with the deputy president in the government, she learnt that Ruto does not understand the language of helping people do something, to use their hands to make sure they can produce and conclude projects.
She further alleged that Ruto is among those importing everything into the country, a move that is killing local industries.
Last week, the former minister called on the opposition leaders to unite to keep Ruto from leading the country. The second in command is among leaders eyeing to succeed President Kenyatta, whose tenure expires next year.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.