Economist David Ndii’s speech during the opposition meeting at Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday elicited mixed reaction on Twitter.
Ndii who spoke to delegates on the economy under the Jubilee administration outlined the government projects he said were over budgeted for.
He urged the opposition to unite urging all aspirants to champion voter registration in their areas stating, “We must arm all our troops.”
Ndii went on to give a detailed analysis of the Jubilee administration projects accusing the government of “mesmerizing Kenyans with images” and eventually incurring debt for projects that did not match the images.
His declaration did not sit well with some Twitter users as they accused him of being biased and not as independent as an economist should be.
Ndii has always claimed to be apolitical “teaching” Kenyans good governance, especially in economics. But has been holding brief for Cord.
— Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) January 11, 2017
And here I thought Ndii is an independent mind Kumbe ni kazi anatafuta kama mimi tu😒
— Ka-Nyeri West (@LordGichohi) January 11, 2017
It’s unwise for his calibre to be that political. This are the people who should be on the fence. David Ndii
— Peetah™ (@Pitahnjuguna1) January 11, 2017
Others defended the economist saying he, like any other Kenyan, had a right to be political.
sad that intelligent brain like ECONOMIST DAVID NDII who could be even heading treasury r ignored and labelled traitor for speakin truth
— daretodream (@PAULmai19370169) January 11, 2017
We now have a country where speaking the truth makes you a traitor. But Economist David Ndii is at peace, he already knew this.
— Ben Kairu (@bkairu5) January 11, 2017
The last time I checked David Ndii is a registered voter which means he’s entitled to a political opinion . #OppositionUnites
— Leon Lidigu (@LeonLidigu) January 11, 2017