An innovator has moved to court to stop Deputy President William Ruto, top government officials, and other politicians from using the Bottom Up slogan claiming that it infringes his property intellectual right.
Jacob Muting’a Kioko says the Bottom up economy structure is his brainchild and that it has been hijacked by top government officials who declined to implement it when he inaugurated it in 2013.
Kioko has presented in court a litany of correspondence to the President, Deputy President, CS Industrialization Enterprise and Development, the Speaker of National Assembly, and the Attorney General.
He says none of the top government officials bothered to address the issues he had raised only for Deputy President William Ruto to hijack his economic structure idea and run around the country claiming that when he ascends to power he will improve the economic status of the youth, mama mboga(vegetable sellers) and poverty-stricken Kenyans.
“Over two decades the innovator has done what is humanly possible to get the political goodwill to implement his proposal without any success,” the petitioner said.
“I wrote to the five top government officers including the President his Deputy, CS Ministry of Industrialization, the Speaker National Assembly and the Attorney General to adopt my proposed economic structure without success,” Kioko says.
Kioko is urging the High Court to intervene and order that he be compensated for the use of his brainchild slogan, Bottom Up economy saying it is an infringement of his rights for his patent idea.
Kioko is the innovator of the marketing innovation known as Dichotomous Universal Grown Web Innovation (DUGWI) and says the innovation was officially launched on May 31, 2013.
“I urge this court to stop the government from use of the term Bottom Up economy slogan as a political gimmick, slogan or for any other purpose by any parties besides the innovator’s intended purpose of promoting the goals of the DUGWI innovation, “Kioko petitioned the court.
Kioko tells the court that the proponents and opponents of the Bottom up economy structure are abusing the policy through misinforming supporters who turn up in thousands for their rallies.
“Both proponents and opponents of this gross misconception of the new economic approach are grossly misleading the public. Both parties are in complete darkness regarding the structure to improve the economic status of poor Kenyans, they are bitter rivals on the same which, neither of them understands,” Kioko states in his court papers.
He adds that both proponents and opponents who are bitter rivals have been trumpeting the Bottom Up economy structure to the large following of misinformed fanatic supporters.
The businessman also says that the misconception of the term Bottom Up economic approach poses a serious lapse in the national security structure.
“These self-appointed interpreters of the new economic approach are a dangerous shot step from creating an eminent antagonism between and among members of different political persuasion which threatens national security, especially noting that the country is gearing up for a general election in just a few months from now,” Kioko said.
DUGWI is an intermarriage between society and business, which then infuses the vibrancy of the private sector of the national economy into Public Service, operating under the umbrella of the public-private participation program.
Kioko is asking the court to order that DUGWI innovation be adopted by the government as a national asset and not a political vehicle to be used by any politician to ascend to top leadership.
He is further urging the court to guarantee him protection and grant him full benefits arising from the use of his Bottom Up innovation.
The innovator is asking the court to compel the government to take further action for the country to reap maximum economic benefits arising from his concept.