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David Ndii supports plan to investigate ‘state capture’

Political economist David Ndii has stressed the need for the formation of a team to investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tenure.

President Kenyatta’s decade-long term in office ends on August 9, 2022, while Deputy President William Ruto and Azimio candidate Raila Odinga are considered front runners to succeed him.

President Kenyatta’s regime is under the spotlight for a number of suspected ills including runaway corruption, nepotism, misuse of public office, and state capture.

“We are going to offline the fight against corruption to people better equipped to deal with it, people we do not control, that is where a commission on state capture comes in, we will focus on fixing the economy,” explained Ndii in an interview with Citizen TV.

Ndii formerly worked as Odinga’s advisor ahead of the 2017 general elections but has since crossed over to work in the same capacity for Ruto.

He is a prominent political economist, columnist, and author and was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University.

He’s also emerged as a critic of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration, writing several open letters and tweets criticizing the government’s economic policies and specifically what he describes as heavy borrowing.