Deputy President William Ruto is out to defend his hustler narrative saying it’s about the needs of mwananchi such as wheelbarrows and businesses.
Speaking in Dagoretti on Sunday, the DP criticised the Building Bridges Initiative, saying the priorities of a section of the political class was misplaced.
“They should not threaten us by telling us that the ‘hustler’ narrative is about inciting chaos. For the longest time, they have fed us with tribal based politics and politics of creating positions for a select few but today we have forced them to talk about the needs of mwananchi such as wheelbarrows and businesses so that they can sustain their families,” said Ruto.
“There are those trying to threaten us by saying we are dividing the country through this ‘hustler’ narrative, but I want to tell them that they are the ones that are diving the country by telling us about tribal based politics and creation of more positions for a few. Kenyans want peace,” he added.
“Do you guys want to amend the Constitution so that some leaders can get seats or change the economy so that the youth can get jobs?” posed Ruto.
“You are not going to take us to a position where we will discuss tribes and positions. We are going to discuss about ordinary people and their businesses. That is where the conversation is going and it will not go where they are taking us,” he added.
The DP also mentioned successes the Jubilee government has had from building 750km of rail from Mombasa to Naivasha to 7,500km of road, connecting five million Kenyans to power.