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DP Ruto: Hustlers will form next regime

By Yusuf Masibo
Monday, September 28th, 2020
Deputy President William Ruto. Photo/DPPS
In summary

Deputy President William Ruto has told off  those calling  him names for associating with the poor, saying this  will not stop his 2022 presidential bid.

Ruto was categorical that he was not going to be intimidated by people calling him names.

Speaking in Bumula constituency when he presided over a funds drive for Pentecostal churches, the DP said the next government was going to be formed by hustlers.

“Poor people are the voters, I have to befriend them to ensure they also succeed in future,” he said.

Divisive politics 

He took issue with ODM leader Raila Odinga and Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli, for calling him names for associating with those who are poor

He asked the two to stop undermining and looking down upon the poor. “We are going to form the next government with my hustlers and those undermining us will greet us with respect,” said Ruto.

Ruto was accompanied by MPs Mwambu Mabongah (Bumula), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Didimus Barasa (Kimilili), Malulu Injendi (Malava), Charles Gimose (Hamisi) and Moses Kuria (Gatundu North).

Other legislators who  accompanied the DP are Peter Gachagua (Mathira), Mathias Robi (Kuria West), Benjamin Washiali (Mumiasi East) and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale.

Ruto asked politicians to stop politics of division.

“We need to change from divisive politics and extend to positive talks of development and unity, we don’t need politics of divisions,” he affirmed.

Ruto made the remarks hours after he sent out a number of tweets believed to have been targeting Raila and  terming him a roadblock to reforms. 

He said if the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) would only create positions for a few individuals, then it would not go well with Kenyans who are in need of empowerment.

He is on record saying he will oppose the BBI report if it calls for changes in the Constitution.

“Tribe has been hijacked by tribal lords/chiefs to benefit themselves and their families to the detriment of hustlers and their children. The hustlers, as a minimum, want a new conversation.

The lords of tribalism and poverty who are masters of political violence are very mad at the unbowed hustler movement,” he said in the tweet.

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