David Ndii, ever the Wild-Card, has done it again, and it was none other than the Deputy President’s Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi who was at the receiving end of the fierce scholar’s fire.
It all started with a story that Itumbi was trying to promote which claimed that Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya had apparently been heckled and jeered at a Meru market in Nkubu after the place proved to be a pro-UDA zone with no time for anything else other than the Bottom-up approach. His tweet read,
Dennis Itumbi, HSC
Nkubu, Meru County. Munya went to the Market with the Deep State Biased Media and ODM message Hustler Nation told him it is a Mama Mboga Moment with our God. #HustlerNation
When the DP’s economic advisor David Ndii retweeted Itumbi’s post, it would soon become clear that it wasn’t to heap praises on him but rather, to subtlety dismiss it. He began by tossing aside Itumbi’s move to politicise the whole issue, declaring that matters politics should be put separate from policy issues. He then went ahead to confess his love for the Meru market’s design, revealing that he has been in the process of holding talks with traders from there. He finished by advising that his technical team had reached the conclusion 10 000 more markets are needed in country. His tweet read,
Politics aside, I really like the Meru markets like the one in the background. Been talking about them with my #BottomUpEconomicsKE technical team because we’ve estimated that we need more than 10,000 modern retail markets in the country.
Ever since joining hands with DP Ruto, Ndii has turned into a harsh Raila Odinga critic, rubbishing the Azimio La Umoja initiative by Raila Odinga, who proposed that if elected, low-income families would receive a monthly stipend of Ksh6,000 on the claim that it will cost Kenyans taxpayers more money to sustain compared to the bottom-up model which will empower the families financially.
“Our goal is to create secure public ‘real estate’ for 250,000 street businesses. The Nairobi Riverfront Development is one of our key projects for that…each of the 250,000 business pays Ksh2,500 rent per month and the annual rent income will be Ksh7.5 billion. This cost incurred by the Nairobi County in the rehabilitation project will be recovered in just one year,” he has explained in the past.
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