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Alice Wahome defends herself after viral video clip on 'bottom-down'

MP on why she seemed confused on national TV

Kandara MP Alice Wahome

Kandara Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Wahome has defended herself following a viral video clip of her struggling to explain the "bottom-up" approach being advocated by the Tanga Tanga group.

While speaking in Kandara, the MP claimed that the clip was circulated by malicious people out to tarnish her good name.

Wahome insisted that she is articulate on her political convictions and that the clip had been taken out of context to shame her.

"People know I speak well and I address issues, I said several things but they chose to bring a 7 seconds clip to show that I don’t understand the bottom up approach.


"That was just a tongue-twister. I know that the bottom-up economic model discussion bothers the 'Cerelac' babies, Kieleweke team and the ODM party," she stated.

The legislator further reiterated her commitment to Deputy President William Ruto and his 2022 presidential bid.

She insinuated that she might be one of the candidates DP Ruto is considering for a running-mate.

"There will be positions in the next Government, you may be speaking to the next deputy president in the government of William Ruto," she suggested.


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The legislator became the laughing stock after she stuttered on national TV when asked to explain the bottom-up economic approach.

"Eerr…by working from the bottom-down…from up know…from top to bottom…," she struggled to explain.

After the attention she got from the short clip, Wahome celebrated the fact that more people were talking about the DP's campaign strategy.

"I’m happy that we are all now talking about ‘bottom up economy.’ Even the clueless ruling party’s SG with diarrhea of the mouth. JP went to the dogs. Completely. What was that?" she posted on her social media accounts.


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