Ruto’s economic craze is on now: Be ready

By Adongo Ogony June 22, 2022

William Ruto has been undergoing a lot of stress that he had nothing to offer Kenyans in real economic and social development plans and people were laughing at him while Azimio team already released their Manifesto which Kenyans are hearing about from their leaders and digesting as we speak.

So Ruto just went on a stampede today releasing his plan or manifesto in pieces. First the Ruto government will be deporting the Chinese traders in Kenya so as to help improve the economic conditions of Kenyans engaged in trade in places like Nairobi City and elsewhere.

Deputy President William Ruto will deport Chinese nationals engaging in businesses that can be done by Kenyans should he form the next government, he said Tuesday.

Speaking during the Kenya Kwanza Alliance Nairobi Economic Forum at Ngong Racecourse, Dr Ruto, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate, argued that there is no way Chinese will engage in retail business, roasting maize, kiosk business and other small businesses, yet Kenyans are struggling with unemployment.

“Let that not worry you. Those are Kenyan businesses and those engaged in such business, we have enough aeroplanes to deport them back to where they came from,” said Dr Ruto.

“We have agreements with different countries on what level of business or work is to be done by locals and which one is allowed, where one must have work permit, to foreigners. And that level is not selling in kiosks, retail or roasting maize,” he said.

The DP’s statement followed concerns raised by Mr Nelson Iruku, an electronics trader in Nyamakima, that the Chinese are taking over local businesses in Nairobi.

“Within our laws, a foreigner cannot be given work permit to engage in business that locals can do … that is under the national government and I ask that you help us because it is our traders who are hurting,” said Mr Sakaja, the UDA Nairobi gubernatorial candidate.

In May 2019, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i ordered a review of the work permits of foreigners who had applied to conduct various businesses but ended up investing in the betting industry.

Cooperation between Kenya and China has grown in recent years, especially during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency, with Kenya’s exports to China growing to $227 million in 2021.

China is also one of the biggest lenders to Kenya and is currently engaged in several infrastructural projects such as the SGR, Nairobi Expressway, bypasses, Konza City and smart city facilities, industrial parks, among others.

During the economic forum that will culminate in the signing of the Nairobi Economic Charter, traders raised issues around waste management, water problems, harassment by county askaris, and lack of an enabling business environment, among others.

Second Ruto will nationalize the 16 acre Gikomba market in Nairobi. I don’t know how that works but I can tell you it might be much easier to nationalize the Weston Hotel William Ruto built from land allegedly grabbed from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) than to nationalize a market where there are thousands of title deeds for traders and market property owners in Nairobi or anywhere else.

If KCAA wins the case on the land which is coming up in the Court of Appeal after Ruto lost in the High Court which over ruled the NLC court, they (KCAA) takes their land back. By law, at that point the buildings can be demolished but KCAA can hand it over to the government and ask for land of equal value for their business.

That is why it is easier to nationalize that KCAA property stolen by William Ruto than just grab land from Gikomba property owners and traders and claim to nationalize it.

Does the Gikomba market use, safety and property ownership need to be fixed? Absolutely yes but you can’t do it on a run by mission just shooting whatever you see. You can panic as a politician but don’t panic the traders and business people running that very crucial market for the City of Nairobi and the county.

Urban market spaces are a big deal in modern economies anywhere in the world. Western countries are crazy about their malls, grocery shops and all that stuff.

In Kenya we have our urban markets for everything from food, groceries, clothing, restaurants (some of the best in the world) and just urban life. Our governments and private sector investments build those places and that is a big part of what grows our economy. Kenyan urban and rural markets work in tandem. That food you are taking home from the market or the fruits you are eating there is from Kenyan farmers and it is often delicious. That is who are are as a country.

Here is a changing face of Nairobi with the great markets spaces in the city being modernized and made more accessible and welcoming to their customers. That is how it works. There are no quick fixes of just grabbing property and giving to your today’s friend.

Gikomba market is one of those complex places in Nairobi city that has to be treated with equal concern as President Uhuru is doing with markets in our urban centres and specifically in Nairobi. Shoot your mouth and run can’t work here. Plan and deliver is what is needed. It has to be done.

And it was a good day to see Azimio in Isiolo and other parts of Northern Kenya where he promised Azimio government will address the needs for economic development and security in the region. This election is for all Kenyans and we need our leaders to show their commitment to the whole country.

Martha Karua was in Mwea today talking about revitalizing agriculture and specifically rice production which is a bedrock of their local economy. Azimio was all over Kenya talking to the citizens about what their government will do for them. And the people feel this is real as we can see. Good for the republic.

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

I am on a mission says Gachagua. Ruto looks worried where in reality that mission ends.

By Adongo Ogony June 21, 2022

Rigathi Gachagua, Ruto’s running mate has been in news headlines for weeks now and none of it is good for him or for his boss. But today the DP candidate wanted to assure Ruto that he at least knows what he is doing.

“I am a man on a mission. Nimepewa kazi na William Ruto ya kupanga uchumi. Nikona kazi ya kutafuta kura,” he said.

This loosely translates to, “I am a man on a mission. I have been assigned the duty of planning the economy by Ruto. I have a duty to look for votes”.

The Mathira MP said the team has no time to rest as their work schedule is fully packed.

” From here in Kirinyaga we will be heading to Laikipia. From there, we will go to Samburu. We have no time to engage anybody. We are focused and we know will do good for this country,” he reiterated.

“Our eye is on the goal. We cannot be distracted because we know what we need to do.”

So Gachagua says Ruto has given him the job of planning the Kenyan economy something he has never done in his entire life. How great for the country that we have this economic genius to “panga” our economy.

Gachagua has done other things very successfully and Kenyans are asking him to address what he did during that mission and apologize specifically to the people of Molo in Nakuru county.

Today the Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui asked Ruto’s DP while in Molo to apologize to the people in that area that were decimated by Gachagua as D.O 1 in Molo in 1992.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has asked Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua to apologise to the people of Molo.

In a statement on Tuesday, Kinyanjui said the apology is one of the things survivors of his tenure as District officer in Molo have requested from him.

“During the tour, several suggestions have been raised by members of the public. Your kind consideration will be greatly appreciated. The first is a ‘public apology’ to the people of Molo for the commissions and omissions during his tenure as the dreaded DO,” he said.

“You can take the opportunity to assure them that you have since changed. This is a modest request from the survivors.” 

Rigathi Gachagua was Moi’s head smasher in Molo in 1992 when Kenya held the first multi-party elections on December 29, 1992 and Moi lost badly in the Molo area. In just a few days after the election 5,000 Molo residents were killed by the government in operations led by D.O Gachagua. These are real issues that we need to address with someone who could be our president if he becomes Ruto’s DP.

Gachagua was promoted through a letter directly from then President Moi which thanked him for the decimation of the “Kikuyu separatists”. Moi also praised him in that letter of promotion for going “above and beyond to enforce law and order”. This guy was promoted for killing thousands of civilians and expelling 75, 000 others. Now that is a mission he must be very proud of but are Kenyans proud of him for that mission? He will find that out very soon.

Kenyans are getting to know UDA’s DP candidate who by the way was carrying out his mission in Molo at a time when William Ruto with his YK92 were tormenting people in the same area and all over Kenya. Maybe they met then to strategize together on how to carry out their missions which were practically the same.

But we know for a fact that Gachagua made his way to Moi’s heart with his cruel activities against Kenyans fighting for democracy in the country and so did Ruto. Now it looks like they want another run after taking power in the next elections. Kenyans will make that decision in just about one month.

Rigathi Gachugua may be on a mission to put himself and Ruto in power but it might be important for him and his buddy to learn and accept that Kenyans may be on a mission to make sure a monster who did what he did never comes anywhere near power. Why did Ruto pick this kind of a person to be his deputy? Birds of a feather? Yes indeed but they are flying home on August 10, 2022. About time.

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

Ruto needs tight security before he tries to break his own leg.

By Adongo Ogony June 20, 2022

After failing to get himself hurt at Jacaranda Grounds where he had his own stone throwers trying to knock him out so he can cover himself in tons and bandages as he goes to cry to the voters it seems there is another plan underway this time in Mombasa. From the look of things, Ruto doesn’t just want to be stoned, he wants to get hurt so people can look at him and feel sorry for him.

That is why I am thinking Ruto now needs very close security before he breaks his own leg to get himself out of a dead end in his politics. Maybe someone could help Ruto write up some kind of a manifesto so he can have something to go out there and talk to Kenyans about. They have nothing to talk about and right now they are just a bunch very angry people everywhere yelling and scrapping for attention. Today the UDA boss was in Nakuru and realized the media people were in the meeting and that got him mad very quickly.

“…Why do we have media houses here? Nani aliwaleta hapa (Who brought them in?). Nyinyi watu tokeni kwanza bwana ndio tuongee mambo ya maana (Can you leave so that we can discuss important issues),” Ruto directed.

Ruto was speaking in the Kenana area of the Njoro Sub County where he was holed up in a closed-door meeting with elders and community leaders

In his speech, Ruto had assured the Kikuyu Community living in the larger Molo area of peace

Knowing the UDA leader was in Molo area with his running mate Rigathi Gachagua who was responsible for killing over 5,000 kikuyus in Molo and expelling 75,000 from there in 1992 at the same time that William Ruto was running the YK92 killing squad for Moi in the same area this must have been a very tense meeting.

The big story though was in Mombasa where Ruto lackeys there like Hassan Omar are already planning a Ruto stoning this week. Considering that the rally is on Saturday later in the week how else would Hassan know that some people are coming there to stone Ruto unless he is part of that plan himself.

These guys have tried everything and nobody is paying attention. How about doing stones so the media runs there and make sure you hit Ruto and he is being flown to Dubai for treatment and the whole country gets gripped into some Ruto theatrics. We saw this before when one of Ruto’s big twitter boys decided to break his leg and claim it was the police torturing him because he supports Ruto. He didn’t even want his stuff investigated because he knew exactly what happened.

“Tononoka grounds does not belong to the county, it is private property. You don’t have to seek permission from the county to hold a meeting in Mononoke. We already spoke to the owner and booked the ground,” said Omar.

Speaking during a press conference at the Hustler Centre in Nyali, Omar was flanked by his running mate Selina Maitha, Senate aspirant Hamisi Mwaguya, Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, and UDA national secretary-general Karisa Nzai among other UDA aspirants in Mombasa.

Ali said they will access the Tononoka ground, “either by sea, air or land.”

Someone needs to tell Ali to just leave the stones behind and access Tononoka by foot but if you want to hold the rally in the sea, please go ahead that is your problem to deal with.

The one issue Kenyans know is that William Ruto was waiting to campaign against the ODM and those violent Luos as he tries to get communities like the Kikuyu allied to him. Uhuru messed that up when they came up with Azimio as an umbrella group. That ruined the entire Ruto plan and strategies.

There is no Luo party for Ruto to vent his tribalism on and that is part of the nightmare he is having as the voters seem to like what Raila and Azimio has brought to the table. Now Ruto has to do everything in his capacity (very limited at this time) to revive and harness the anti-Luo hateful scrap and it is falling on deaf ears. It just won’t work this time.

And Ruto needs the media. When he was campaigning by himself for three years until late last year he had all the media in tow. Today Ruto holds rallies in Bungoma and Kiambu and no media even bothers to cover them. This self stoning operations could change that as the media goes there and someone will hear that William Ruto did something somewhere.

As Ruto grapples to find his little entry point into the elections, Azimio is moving right ahead and Martha Karua gave an interview to local radios about the Azimio Manifesto.

And after that Martha and her team were off to another magnificent rally in Kajiado. They just don’t stop and they don’t complain about anything. It is work all the time. That is how you win an election.

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

Ruto is now in his league with Babu Owino. Good for them.

Hivi punde news: June 19, 2022

Ruto tried the mitumba issue after Raila and Azimio released their manifesto. That didn’t work. Then Ruto released his Women Charter and it turned out to be too stupid to talk about even by them. Now the whole country just doesn’t pay any attention to William.

So they try Jacaranda Grounds where someone was going to try to kill the King so he can get all the sympathy from voters and even that flopped. Nobody cares about Ruto. What next for this poor guy. Ruto has never been a leader his entire life. He is always a follower of Moi and then later Uhuru.

Now Ruto is required to lead and he has no idea how something like that is done. Leading is the most difficult and rewarding thing a human being can do. You make a mistake and you have to take responsibility for that and move on. It is not easy and William Ruto is dead in the woods trying to figure that out.

Right now what Kenyan voters want to hear about are concrete plans on the table. No more talk. Azimio and Raila have Pesa Mfukoni of Shs 6,000 a month for the most poor estimated at 2 million people at this time. It is a start. Most important thing for this is to help people feed their families. Where does the money come from? That is the challenge the Azimio team if they form the next government has put on themselves. Kenyans are going to hold them accountable for that. That is leadership. And they have to know they aren’t getting any vote for free. Deliver please. And that is just the first item on this good table.

This other madness is just going to calm down. People have no time for it. These young chaps have to get out of there.

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

Ruto is desperate for anything: Jacaranda Grounds didn’t work

By Adongo Ogony June 19, 2022

Nothing is working for Ruto and it is driving him nuts. For two weeks now the UDA leader can’t even hold a descent rally. They tried Bungoma and nobody even paid them any attention. The Sakaja school problems doesn’t bother anyone. They can keep their illiterate candidate and lose Nairobi governor job to Polycarp Igathe and nobody cares about that.

Meanwhile Azimio is holding mega rallies all over the country with the whole team very focused on taking the election in round one. They have been all over Ukambani and yesterday in Meru and they just keep getting better. Ruto had to do something to attract some kind of attention and that is what they tried in Jacaranda Grounds on Sunday hoping that some big stone throwing contest will emerge and Ruto can cry for the next week about Uhuru and the state trying to destroy him. Even that flopped after two bookings in the same venue and nobody bothered with it.

“All these intimidation you are seeing is because they want to force us but no amount of bullets, no amount of intimidation, no amount of stones, no amount of threats will stop this nation from changing,” Ruto said.

Despite Kenya Kwanza Alliance managing to successfully hold the rally in the Jacaranda grounds, Deputy President William Ruto’s team encountered pockets of resistance as his convoy made its way to the rally.

 “They must not accept to be used by AZIMIO & ODM political divide. The must remember that Kenya Kwanza stands a higher chance of winning the upcoming Presidential Election hence the need for them to remain act in a restrained fashion and to remain neutral as this will make it easier for them to serve under any Political divide which takes over power in 2022,” Maina stated.

So Ruto and his team actually hold a rally at Jacaranda Grounds and since they have nothing to tell Kenyans about any program they have for the country the rally is to talk about IEBCand Azimio candidate.

Didn’t these UDA people release something called the Women Charter some two weeks ago. What happened to it. Why can’t Ruto and other UDA leaders tell Kenyans how that charter will help Kenyans. The truth is even Ruto knows that charter was full of nonsense that they are embarrassed to even mention it. They are hoping it disappears. The way things are going it is Ruto and UDA that is going to disappear very fast.

At this point Ruto has no plan of any kind to tell Kenyans. Even their so called economic fora which were just whining contests for UDA leaders to complain about Uhuru are now dead. People are tied of listening to the same crap everyday. UDA has one more month do nothing and then they can go away completely unmissed. Looks good on them.`

Ruto is furious that Raila and Uhuru doesn’t even seem to notice him anymore. He wants to talk to them and throw his tantrums and now he is with Babu Owino fighting in the streets. Maybe that is Ruto’s level at this stage. He can can join that league.

Ruto tried the mitumba issue after Raila and Azimio released their manifesto. That didn’t work. Then Ruto released his Women Charter and it turned out to be too stupid to talk about even by them. Now the whole country just doesn’t pay any attention to William.

So they try Jacaranda Grounds where someone was going to try to kill the King so he can get all the sympathy from voters and even that flopped. Nobody cares about Ruto. What next for this poor guy. Ruto has never been a leader his entire life. He is always a follower of Moi and then later Uhuru.

Now Ruto is required to lead and he has no idea how something like that is done. Leading is the most difficult and rewarding thing a human being can do. You make a mistake and you have to take responsibility for that and move on. It is not easy and William Ruto is dead in the woods trying to figure that out.

Right now what Kenyan voters want to hear about are concrete plans on the table. No more talk. Azimio and Raila have Pesa Mfukoni of Shs 6,000 a month for the most poor estimated at 2 million people at this time. It is a start. Most important thing for this is to help people feed their families. Where does the money come from?

That is the challenge the Azimio team if they form the next government has put on themselves. Kenyans are going to hold them accountable for that. That is leadership. And they have to know they aren’t getting any vote for free. Deliver please. And that is just the first item on this good table.

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

Azimio with Raila and Martha have to keep working but Kinoru Stadium looked like a good direction

By Adongo Ogony June 18, 2022

Stuff like this happens once in histories. When the citizens reach a point they can identify a leader to move them to the other side. And when people come they are not going to be fooled around. You have to deliver.

Our country is at that turning point now. The vote is on August 9, 2022. Raila and Martha Karua were in Meru at the stadium. It looks good for them.

And then there is the background keleles with degrees. Oh if we could eat them. This is a turning around moment in this election. If Kenyans have confidence that a Raila Odinga government would be good for them they are going to come in big time to vote for him and his team.

The good news for Raila and his team is that with the other guys you don’t know what you are voting for other than that there is somebody there called William Ruto.

It is done.

By adongoogony Posted in kenya