Deputy President William Ruto’s “bottom-up” economic model has run into legal trouble.
Mr Jacob Muting’a Kioko, a businessman, is claiming the model and has filed a case over what he says is infringement on his intellectual property rights.
The marketer says the bottom-up economic model is his innovation, having patented it in March 2010 and getting a certificate three years later.
In the case filed at the High Court in Milimani, Nairobi, yesterday, Mr Kioko says the government failed to support, promote or protect his idea despite asking the Ministry of Trade, Parliament and the Attorney-General to do so.
His efforts to get audience with the Office of the President and Deputy President in 2014 over the economic plan, he says, were unsuccessful.
“For the last seven years, I have been trying to get political goodwill, without which I cannot execute either a national or a global rollout of the innovation,” Mr Kioko says in the court papers.