Controversial Kenyan economist David Ndii says he is ready to sell all his property and leave Kenya if Deputy President William Ruto becomes President in 2022.
In a tweet, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) chief strategist says he will sell his property worth $2.5 million (Sh250 million) and move abroad if Ruto succeeds President Kenyatta in the next elections.
“I am on record on that. I will leave the country. If you can spare $2.5m (Ksh250 million), I’ll sell you a very good property,” Ndii says.
He adds: “I am a Kikuyu and an African. Kenya is a historical accident. Being a Kenyan is a predicament.”
The Oxford University graduate has remained a fiery critic of the Jubilee government despite the March 9th handshake between President Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Ndii, a close ally of Odinga, has particularly taken issue with Jubilee’s appetite for loans as well as the economic viability of multi-billion-shilling Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).
“Railway from hell. Looks like China has pulled out of Naivasha extension. I have maintained there was no feasibility study for SGR. Vindicated. Questions on viability of SGR refuse to go away after China cuts funding,” Ndii said in a tweet few weeks ago.