Renowned economist and public intellectual David Ndii on Tuesday said he would prefer Deputy President William Ruto over President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Why I prefer Ruto over Uhuru – David Ndii
Ndii speaks his mind
Ndii responded after political analyst and opinion show host Tony Gachoka claimed Ruto was the perpetuator of corruption in President Kenyatta’s government.
The economist said the campaign to paint Ruto as the only corrupt government official or politician would not work.
He went on to say that he would prefer Ruto against Kenyatta – saying that the DP shared his alleged loot with Kenyans while the President’s family allegedly enjoyed corruptly acquired wealth without sharing.
“TG this jazz is not flying. When it comes to living off the fat of the land, the Kenyatta clan has no rivals. And frankly we’d rather the unpretentious crook who shares the loot, than selfish bloodsuckers who steal from us, despise us, and expect to be treated like royalty,” Ndii tweeted.
Both President Kenyatta and DP Ruto have in the past denied being beneficiaries of corruptly acquired wealth.
The Oxford University-trained economist is known for his sharp criticism of the political class and controversial political positions.
Between 2013 and 2017, and while working as a strategist for Opposition Leader Raila Odinga, Ndii called for secession as the only way to solve historical injustices against certain communities that were not represented in government.
He has since fallen out with Odinga whom he labelled as a “disappointment” in the aftermath of the former Prime Minister’s handshake with President Kenyatta.
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