President Uhuru Kenyatta’s dismissal of the hustler narrative has led to a fresh twist after the head of state called it misplaced false hope to young people.
Uhuru told off Ruto over his wheelbarrow campaign saying youngsters needed jobs and not the one-wheel invention.
“Then you (Ruto) come here and pose as if you are the one that knows it all. You claim that you understand the problems of the youth. You tell them that you will give them wheelbarrows. Who told you the youth want wheelbarrow? These people want jobs. They want to be independent.
Don’t you want a government that will ensure that by the time you will be in leadership, you will be bigger, better, stronger and brighter? Avoid these fake stories. Stories that will not affect or change your life in anyway whatsoever. The country has a bright future with a solid foundation built on other foundations. Don’t destroy it in search of false hope,” said Uhuru.
Kenyans have since taken to social media to express their view on the wheelbarrow narrative.
Here are some of their reactions on Twitter: