Ruto asks politicians to stop insulting hustlers

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto speaks during a past news conference.

Deputy President William Ruto has urged politicians to stop insulting ordinary Kenyans.

The DP says it is the majority of Kenyans at the bottom-most of the wealth pyramid that drive the nation’s economy through their small businesses.

“They are used to talking about leaders, positions, power and the change of the Constitution. That is why they are now engaging in abusing Hustlers,” Ruto said.

He was speaking on Friday when he met grassroot leaders from Kiambu at his Karen Residence.

MPs present were Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), George Koimburi (Juja), John Wanjiku (Kiambaa), John Mutunga (Tigania West), Jayne Kihara (Naivasha), Irungu Kang’ata (Murang’a), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South) and George Kariuki (Ndia).

But even with the insults directed at Mama mbogas, matatu operators, among others, Ruto said he was determined to advance the conversation on the economic empowerment of Kenyans.

“It is possible to conduct the politics that unites our country. Let us join hands and salvage our country from the altar of tribal politics,” he explained.

Ichung’wa noted that the bottom-up economic model was not sloganeering but an epic engagement that “will give us a new Kenya”.

“It will revolutionalise our country economically, hence tame poverty and generate jobs,” he said.