Deputy President William Ruto has compared himself to United States of America’s President Joe Biden claiming that they both have a similar leadership strategies.
DP Ruto took to his social media page on Thursday, April 29, 2021 and posted two tweets, one of Biden and another one of himself with an aim of compare himself with President Biden.
“Countrymen, finally the wheelbarrow/ Mkokoteni/ Bodaboda moment is here. The discourse about; hustlers not tribe, wananchi not leaders; empowerment of ordinary hustlers not power for the few; ordinary hustler jobs not positions for the mighty; from bottom up not bottom down,” Ruto’s tweet reads.
The Kenya’s Deputy President compared his tweet to Biden’s tweet that he posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 advocating for the use of the bottom up approach for the economic growth.
“Trickle-down economics has never worked. It’s time to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out.” Biden tweet reads.
However, his comparison sparked mixed reactions from a section of Kenyans on the social media. This is how Kenyans reacted to his comparison;
James said: “How comes you didn’t advice your boss to take this approach for the 9 years you have been leading this nation together.”
Kihuria Ndorongo stated: “Bottom-up model, the one being used by Biden doesn’t have to do with handouts, mikokotenis and wheelbarrows. Only fools would believe you.”
Ruto has brought on board former Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u in his Hustler Movement to help him strategise for his 2022 Presidential bid.
Ndung’u noted that the state of the global economy demanded new thinking, bold ideas and fresh paradigms.
“It is gratifying to see economic experts endorsing this approach and expressing willingness to partner with us to actualize this revolution,” Ruto stated.