The newly elected Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema triggered a reaction from Kenyans after dismissing William Ruto’s wheelbarrow economics.
President Hakainde Hichilema while addressing the nation promised better and alternative jobs to his countrymen while dismissing wheelbarrow jobs as “not real jobs.”
At the same time, the head of state castigated the previous Zambian government for not being able to provide adequate employment for the youths. It is at that point when he clarified that he was referring to real jobs as opposed to just pushing wheelbarrows.
‘’There are no jobs. I am talking of real jobs, I am not talking of pushing wheelbarrows to move garbage at the street corner,” the head of state stated.
Following his sentiments, supporters of Kenyan deputy president William Ruto could not take it lying down and resorted to telling him off.
“I think Kenya’s affairs are totally different from that of Zambia. Mind your own business and leave us alone,” stated a supporter of DP Ruto.
“Unfortunately that propaganda is never working, Ruto support base keeps on adding up with his bottom-up economic model,” a supporter opined.
“You think we Ruto supporters care about your so good policies in Zambia? Let me tell you we are comfortable with our wheelbarrow economics.
At the same time, there are those who agreed with Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema with regards to his stand on wheelbarrow economics.
For instance, one social media user opined: “I agree with you that the 21st century economics takes more than just distributing wheelbarrows to citizens. Right now we should be discussing about technology not things used a thousand years back.”
” Am sure Ruto’s blogger Denis Itumbi will now come up with a rumor in the name of Hustler Nation Intelligence Bureau (HNIB) accusing president Hakainde Hichilema of rigging elections. His take on wheelbarrow must have brushed many shoulders the wrong way.” Said another man.