DP Ruto: Products boycott call an extortion scheme by Nasa

Deputy President William Ruto has termed the National Super Alliance (Nasa) call to boycott products and services from Safaricom, Bidco Oil and Brookside Dairy as a scheme employed by unnamed Nasa leaders to scare other firms into parting with money so that they are not named among companies whose products and services should be avoided.

Mr Ruto took to Twitter to respond to Nasa’s call to its supporters to shun from using products and services from the mentioned firms.

“That companies have to ‘donate’ to supremo to avoid listing in the brazen and bizarre extortion racket-styled economic boycott? Criminal!” tweeted Mr Ruto.

“As Government, we advise Bidco to reject extortion and continue its Ksh20 billion expansion programme that will increase 12, 500 Kenyans working there,” he added.

“We also ask all companies to continue to partner with Kenyans, pay taxes only to KRA and reject the extortion scheme-styled economic boycott,” said Mr Ruto.

“BOYCOTT EFFECT TO BE FELT AFTER TWO MONTHS”

Suna East legislator Junet Mohamed claimed that the companies that the National Super Alliance (Nasa) listed for boycott will feel negative financial impact after two months beginning Friday, November 3.

Mohamed accused the three firms of “going to bed with Jubilee”, a regime which he claims is “killing the Kenyan dream.”

It remains unknown which criteria Mohamed used to settle on two months for the boycott effect to be felt.

Meanwhile, Homa Bay County Woman Representative, Gladys Wanga, said Nasa supporters are allowed up to one week to continue subscribing to Safaricom services, after which, they should buy cell phone lines from other telecommunications service providers in the country.

 

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