David Ndii alias the educated Chokoraa as he likes to refer to himself has been ranked 22 among 100 most influential economists globally. The Kenyan economist hailing from Kiambu county has caught the attention of Kenyans after this prestigious ranking in which he is in the list that includes the most influential economists in the world and Kenyans could not hide their joy to congratulate him.
So who is David Ndii? Let’s take a look at David Ndii as an individual. For those who clearly remember, Ndii was the Chief strategist of the National Super Alliance (NASA), which was a strong rival of the Jubilee coalition which included principles such as the ODM party leader Raila Odinga, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula and the former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto who is also the party leader of Chama Cha Mashinani.
Ndii is a prominent columnist in a daily paper in economic development and governance issues. He holds a PHD from Oxford University, a doctorate and master’s degree in economics still from Oxford. Ndii also prides himself with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi just to top it all up.
Ndii is so well versed with matters of the economics, so much so that the telegraph from the UK has described him as one of Africa’s best known economists. He has much experience in the sector and was even an advisor to NARC administration on Economics Recovery Strategy (ERS). He is credited with the recovery of the Kenyan economy in post 2003. Ndii has also been known to be an open critic of the Jubilee government on the economic policy of the Kenyan government.