In a surprising turn of events, renowned Kenyan Economist Dr. David Ndii who has been on the frontline criticizing the government for corruption has called for an amnesty on past corruption for everyone including Deputy President William Ruto and any other parties.
In a candid interview on Monday, Dr. Ndii noted that currently, the war against graft is being used to target specific politicians, thus making it ineffective and called for a rethinking of the process.
“My position which I have articulated is that in the context of transitional justice it is time for us to talk about drawing a line between past corruptions because I don’t think we are going to be able to actually allow our institutions to fight corruption if we keep sort of having this vicious cycle of weaponizing corruption for politics.
“I am for an amnesty on past corruption on everyone including Ruto and everybody…If we can agree on that then we can talk about a potential for cooperating on elections,” he said.
Ndii also opened up on why he opted to team up with DP Ruto who he has criticized for a long time, noting that the second in command approached him.
“…We have collaborated on the question of how we can defend the Constitution from the current assault of the BBI…It is not only on the economy, we are having conversations with him and other people,” Ndii opined.
“We have common grounds and the first is we have to defend our Constitution. The second common ground is that we must have a free and fair election come 2022.
“We have a very serious problem in this country and indeed it is a fundamental political problem, and that is electoral failure. And on those things, it does not matter what someone’s history is,” the economist stated.
His recent change of heart attracted the attention of Political Scientist Professor Mutahi Ngunyi who dismissed him as a political prostitute who specializes in supporting the losing side.
“It is not a tragedy that a Kikuyu psycho like David Ndii has now become an intellectual prostitute. The tragedy is this: he has always advised the team that loses. Asking a liberal economist to write a Marxist strategy is like asking a dentist to do heart surgery. Total guess work,” Ngunyi tweeted.