aturday, May 1, 2021 -Deputy President William Ruto has reportedly met economist David Ndii at a meeting held in a hotel.
It is detailed that Ndii who has all along been a fierce critic of the DP appeared for a three day retreat with the DP in a meeting also attended by most Tangatanga adherence.
Well-placed sources explained that the economist’s main role was to analyse the ‘unfortunate’ Kenyan economy and demonstrate how government had failed to address the leaking loopholes. This will then help the DP’s team to craft a well-planned campaign manifesto which will squarely rely on such weakness to beat their opponents. Ndii has of late been faulting the Uhuru Kenyatta’s government for plunging the country into an economic crisis as well as misusing funds meant to fight Covid-19 and further keeping the country long in a lockdown.
According to the former ODM advisor, Uhuru’s focus on the Building Bridges Initiative BBI rather than dealing with the matter at hand was a blatant misplacement of priorities.
Recently, the DP was also in a meeting with former Central Bank of Kenya CBK Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u who pledged to help Ruto rebuild the economy if elected into power.
In the retreat, Ruto is also expected to hint at who he is picking for a running mate slot with MPs from Central said to be piling pressure at him to pick one from their area.
“We want to do a two-part negotiation, economic revival and then political interest. Who fits in to push implementation of that economic revival agenda,” Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa divulged.
But reacting on the development, MP Kanini Kega argued that Mt. Kenya Region was fully in the hands of President Uhuru Kenyatta and anyone who will always meet hostility.
Ruto and Uhuru fell out immediately they were voted into office for their second term, and for that reason, the DP decided to chant his own political path. He started making inroads in the Mt. Kenya Region using readily available methods that seem to have rattled the Statehouse.