DP William Ruto ally and Kandara MP Alice Wahome has come out to defend her definition of the bottom-up economy which left many Kenyans in stitches.
In an interview with Citizen TV on July 28, Alice Wahome became gibberish after being asked to define the bottom-up economic model that is at the center of William Ruto’s 2022 presidential campaign message.
When the show host asked her to tell the difference between bottom-up and trickle-down economic models in simple terms, the MP clearly struggled to put her point across.
“By working from the bottom down. Yeah…from up to…you know from top to bottom,” said the MP who was visibly confused.
Days later, Alice Wahome who is a professional lawyer has said she knows the definition of the bottom-up economy, and what she uttered was a slip of the tongue.
“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,” Alice Wahome told the Daily Nation.
The Kandara MP further added that the clip was taken out of context. She hit out at team William Ruto’s opponents for barking loud yet they have nothing to offer.
“The clip was taken out of context. I said several things but they chose to bring a seven-second clip to show that we don’t understand the model,
“Bring your model and let us compete on ideas, not jokes. I will not be finished by a small tongue twist,” she added.
Wahome’s embarrassing definition of the bottom-up economy has turned DP Ruto’s Tanga Tanga team into a laughing stock from opponents.
A day after the blunder Kiambu Woman Representative was also asked to explain the economic model.
Gathoni Wa Muchomba became defensive, dismissing members of the press who asked her the definition of the term.
She resorted to bragging about the number of degrees she has, challenging opponents to provide theirs.
Amid the heat of the moment, DP Ruto tried to calm the storm by explaining the top-down economic model.
“Bottom-up is anchored on deliberately promoting investment and financial instruments targeting the millions who are unemployed, hustler enterprises, and the farmer groups,” Ruto explained.