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Jimi Wanjigi takes a swipe at William Ruto over wheelbarrow economy

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Orange Democratic Party Presidential Aspirant Jimi Wanjigi has taken a swipe at Deputy President William Ruto’s style of empowering the youths economically by issuing wheelbarrows.

Wanjigi says that the Kenyan youth currently needs an economic liberation that will enable them to comfortably feed their families and access quality healthcare and education.

Wanjigi was speaking during a meeting in Huruma where he said that if elected he will be able to re-engineer the national economy that will be enjoyable for Kenyans.

“The country went through the First Liberation when our forefathers fought for independence. The Second Liberation was caused by the incremental erosion of our rights and freedoms. These are now guaranteed in the 2010 Constitution. My sojourn around the country shows us that we as a nation are ripe for an economic revolution. I come to seek your support for the presidency so that we can make this revolution a reality,” said Wanjigi.

The ODM Party Presidential Aspirant has started his countrywide tour where he is engaging grassroots leaders ahead of the party primaries.


He will battle for the ODM party ticket with Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

Wanjigi is a businessman whose political activity was thrown into the limelight at the height of the NASA and Jubilee contest for power in the 2017 General Election.

He supported Jubilee in the 2013 election before falling out with the leadership and joining the opposition where he has been playing a key role as ODM leader Raila Odinga’s confidant and strategist.

Kenyans were treated to days of drama when heavily police raided his home in the heat of the disputed presidential vote which was nullified by the Supreme Court.

NASA, which Wanjigi supported, decided to boycott the repeat election ordered by the court on the grounds that the electoral commission had stonewalled meaningful deliberations on the necessary reforms that would have ensured that the upcoming election was free and fair.



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