Kiambu woman Representative Gathoni Wa Muchomba has twice resorted to bragging about her academic credentials after being asked to define the bottom-up economic model, widely associated with WillaimRuto’s 2022 presidential campaign message.
In both instances, instead of Wa Muchomba instead responding to the question, what is the bottom-up economy, she descended into mentioning her several degrees.
The development comes at a time critics of William Ruto’s 2022 presidential campaign catchphrase have claimed most of the deputy president’s lieutenants do not actually understand what the economic model stands for.
“Ask learned people like me, I have degrees, I understand economics very well. Don’t tell me about Tuju(Jubilee Secretary General), I don’t know which University he went to,
“For me you can go to the University of Nairobi and prove my degrees, from one to three, and am still proceeding,” Gathoni Wa Muchomba said when asked about bottom-up economics,” by a journalist on Thursday, July 29 outside the parliament building.
The newly found ally of DP Ruto went ahead to state that the people questioning the meaning of bottom-up economics are just playing politics.
“So I am speaking facts, you can speak politics but am speaking facts. And stop joking with us hustlers (term used by William Ruto to refer to his support base), we are the majority,” she lashed out in the random interview with reporters.
In a separate interview on TV 47, Wa Muchomba said that William Ruto’s political camp will not be pushed into revealing details of the bottom-up economic model as it will be akin to revealing their strategy thus exposing it to negative propaganda ahead of the 2022 General Election.
“..as regards bottoms-up economic approach, this is about economics and I have studied economics because my first degree is in teaching commerce… let me tell you, I do not know why you people want to fall for the political trap being set up,
“Our opponents know the hustler nation is winning so they are pushing us to release our strategies so they can subject them to propaganda,” she said.
On Thursday morning, William Ruto took the honor to explain the much-debated issue on hi social media page.
“Bottom-up economy is anchored on deliberately promoting investments & financial instruments targeting the millions who are unemployed, hustler enterprises/farmers groups,” Ruto said in a tweet.
He further explained the Trickle-down economics that his opponents support.
The discussion on bottom-up economics started after Jubilee SG Raphael Tuju questioned its interpretation in Swahili.