Sossion, Suleiman Shahbal clash on Azimio, Kenya Kwanza manifestos
Speaking on Citizen TV's Day Break show on Thursday, Nominated Senator Wilson Sossion and Mombasa businessman Suleiman Shahbal strongly differed in their opinions on who between leading presidential candidates William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza coalition and Azimio's Raila Odinga has the best plan to revamp the country's economy.
Shahbal claimed that Raila Odinga is best placed to address the needs of the poverty-stricken Kenyans and has the appropriate plan to make effective changes.
"I don't think there is anyone who understands that mwananchi down there better that Raila Odinga," argued Shahbal.
"The question facing Kenyans today is who can bring the changes that are required and who has the right people to make it happen."
In the same light, he said that Odinga has the right deputy to help him as compared to Kenya Kwanza's deputy Rigathi Gachagua who he claims has a faint track record.
"You can't compare Martha Karua with the Deputy President that they (Kenya Kwanza) have. I'm sorry but there is no comparison," Shahbal said.
"Look at the track records, and don't tell me track records don't matter This, unfortunately with regret my friend William Ruto has not delivered in this government and there is no way we can walk away from that."
Sossion, on his part, dismissed Shahbal's claims saying that people should sway off from the narrative of attacking leaders and present their arguments based on the matters at hand.
"We are talking about issues and about elections of 2022 but turning this show to unfairly attacking other personalities is not right and we have to be right about the history of people," noted Sossion.
"We must do things differently so that we are not generally saying this one has a good history and the other one has a bad history. All these are Kenyans, they have presented themselves and we are in a serious discourse."
He further attacked the Azimio outfit saying that they are totally disengaged with the affairs of the poor yet they claim that they shall prioritize them upon appointment to office.
"What is it that you want to do for Kenyans on day one if we make you the president. Their side is the biggest continuity the conservatives who have controlled the resources of this country and denied the majority of the poor," said Sossion.
"I will never buy that one. I will protect a situation that will be balanced."
Sossion drummed up support for DP Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza coalition, noting that he believes in the bottom up economic agenda since he has seen it work for other nations.
"This bottom-up that Kenya Kwanza is talking about is not a creation of Kenya, it's a revolutionary agenda that has been undertaken all over the world and that is why I believe in it and we must rope in everybody including those in Azimio," he said.
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