Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday, July 31 took to his twitter account to discredit the trickle-down economic model terming it as mediocre.
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The DP opined that Kenyans had two options: Either choosing leaders like himself who were advocating for the bottom-up economic approach on keep on supporting leaders who are still stuck on the trickle-down economic model.
"We've the option of making peace with the mediocrity of leaders-centred, position/power sharing politics and the failed trickle down economics or up our game to the people-centred and bottom up model that deliberately focuses on labour intensive infrastructure/manufacture investments," the DP tweeted.
He added that the bottom-up economic model was focused on creating jobs, liberating enterprises from Shylock-credit exploitation and unfair regulation.
"The economy conversation is a must have if we have to salvage our present and liberate our future. Welcome to the new bottom-up conversation that will bury tribalism, patronage, cronyism and corruption," the DP added.
The DP's critics have continuously argued that he was part of the trickle-down economic model champions during the 2013 and 2017 General Election campaigns.
The trickle-down economic model adopted by the Jubilee administration resonates with Ruto’s bottom-up one as they both promise to eradicate poverty, grow the country’s GDP, improve the population’s purchasing power as well as address the ever escalating unemployment rate.
In a previous interview, the DP blamed his frustrations on the President's change of leadership soon after he was sworn in for the second term.
Ruto further noted that a number of projects he fronted during the earlier years of the Jubilee administration had been achieved, giving himself a 80% rating in delivery.
"What I would like us to focus on is: If we promised 10 things and we have fulfilled eight, had it been the KCPE exam and a candidate scored 8/10, then hasn't that candidate already passed the exam?" the DP posed.
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