“I Will Be An Economic Dictator” – George Wajackoyah Says
George Wajackoyah, Roots Party Presidential aspirant says when he is voted in power in August 9 general elections, he will conduct economic dictatorship.
According to him, such economic dictatorship will play major key role in changing the country.
George Wajackoyah’s campaign messages have been described by many as unconventional, he made this known while speaking in an interview with KTN News.
“I want to be sincere with Kenyans and tell them that the first one hundred days will be difficult. This is because I will be inheriting a government which is bankrupt, debt-ridden and burdened by a lot of issues,” he said.
According to the Roots Party President candidate, he will come out with policies on how to transform the country once he enters the episode first.
Wajackoyah sees his economic administration method with that of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame.
“The human rights violation I will not adopt, but economic dictatorship. You have to put discipline in people the same way the late John Michuki did and probably Simeon Nyachae. Economic dictatorship helps, and I can tell Kenyans that I will be a dictator as far as the economy of this country is concerned,” he said.
Wajackoyah who launched his manifesto on the same day as Deputy President William Ruto also said there were other reasons behind what was described as a clash that day.
Ruto recently accused of Wajackoyah been parachuted, so that they share the ‘screen,’ during a town hall interview.
“I am a project of the people. I was due to leave the country for Spain on July 1, so we decided to launch our manifesto on June 30 before I leave. Unfortunately, I fell sick and had to cancel my flight,” he said.
The Presidential hopeful also defended his manifesto which focuses on exporting dog meat, legalization of marijuana and commercialization of snake farming among others policies that have caused massive reactions.
According to him, he supports the use of marijuana for only for commercial and medicinal use, but not for recreation.
He said he would develop some effective policies that will be a guidance on how the farming would be implemented, when he is voted into.
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William Ruto To Deal With ‘State Capture’ If Elected President
Deputy President William Ruto has vowed to that his government if given the mandate to lead the country in the August 9 polls will deal with hands-on with ‘State capture.’
According to the Presidential candidate, state policies are being used to facilitate the theft of public funds as corruption had been absorbed into government.
DP William Ruto made these calims while speaking to the Reuters in an interview.
“We have no intention of prosecuting President Uhuru Kenyatta, but we have every intention of dealing with State capture. It cannot be business as usual,” the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate said.
DP Ruto’s running mate, Rigathi Gachagua also alluded to said State capture, saying those involved will be dealt with should Kenya Kwanza form the next government.
“We will not go after individuals. We will go after all those in state capture and conflict of interest,” Gachagua said in a joint media broadcast.
The Mathira MP vaguely explained that it was “people in power who have used or are using their offices to use up public resources to their advantage,” when asked who or what State capture was.
The DP has also revealed plans of bringing to end the Kenya’s national debt, which currently stands at Sh9 trillion, in an exclusive interview with international media.
He said the country has the capacity to handle the debt situation, and that they as Kenya Kwanza have mapped out plans of how to go about it, should they win.
“We will put the brakes on more borrowing. It may not come to zero but we will begin the journey to slow down on more borrowing,” the DP said.
Campaigns hit fever pitch and candidates scramble for airtime to sell their agendas with just eighteen (18) days left as Kenya will soon be headed to the General Election.
IEBC Clears Sonko To Run For Mombasa Governor
Sonko has increased the intense in the race for Mombasa county which already has aspirants from the UDA and ODM parties.
Sonko has finally been cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to contest for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat.
On Thursday, July 14 2022, Sonko in the accompany of his supporters was given the green light.
The former Nairobi governor was invited by the IEBC to submit his letter for clearance as per a letter addressed to him earlier.
“The venue will be the IEBC Mombasa County offices and you are expected to submit your papers on July 14, 2022 between 2pm and 4pm,” Swalha Ibrahim the returning officer said.
The letter to Sonko came after a high court ruled that the politician doesn’t be disqualified from vying for governor noting that the governor was eligible to run for office. The commission said it could not head to the courts to appeal the decision as time could not allow.
Addressing the media after the clearance, Sonko said his candidature seeks to solve the problems of the people in the Coastal city and that he was bringing a new awakening in the city.
Sonko said he was not worried about the short time time line he has to undertake the campaigns in the large city noting that he was drawing a campaign schedule to begin immediately.
“We must campaign, we have few days but we will utilize them properly. We can do two days per constituency or a day per constituency,” Sonko noted.