The Hustler narrative by the Deputy President William Ruto has become a controversial topic in Kenya’s politics. However, the DP remains firm in his push for the hustler narrative, which according to him, will change Kenya’s political conversations. While speaking in Baringo, the DP made it clear that Kenyans should be ready for more wheelbarrows as a method of empowering “Hustlers.”
The Deputy President William Ruto, while speaking at a political rally in Baringo slammed those who are against the “Wheelbarrow” narrative. The DP claimed that people must respect each other’s “hustles.” Ruto said, “Watu lazma waheshimu kazi za wengine. Kama wewe uko na biashara kubwa ama uko na kampuni, usidharau kazi hawa watu wa chini. Hawa mama mboga, watu ya boda boda, Wheelbarrow, na mikokoteni ni muhimu katika uchumi wa taifa letu la Kenya. Kwa hivo, tutazidi kuinua uchumi ya mahustler kupitia kwa wheelbarrow wapende wasipende. Alaa.” Furthermore, the DP said that those who are planning to bring him down should prepae themselves for he is ready and waiting to face them.
Moreover, the Deputy President William Ruto slammed the BBI agenda claiming that it is a burden to common citizens. In his speech, the DP claimed that BBI is creating more positions for the rich while burdening the poor. Therefore, the DP was of the view that the document should be amended more to ensure that it caters for the needs of the common mwananchi.
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Those who accompanies the DP like Senator Kipchumba Murkomen also used the opportunity to slam the President. While speaking in same event, Murkomen reminded President Uhuru Kenyatta that they took part in the formation of Jubilee government. Murkomen said, “Nataka niambie rais Uhuru kwamba sisi pia tulishiriki kataika kutengeneza serikal ya Jubilee. Na kwa sababu ametutoa nje ya serikali, sisi hatutapigana na yeye kwa sababu hatuna nguvu na yeye anaenda ritaya.” Therefore, this illustrates that the tangatanga brigade is waiting for the president to retire so they can take over the government.