DP William Ruto: Hustler story not about rich vs poor
Deputy President William Ruto has asked politicians not to misinterpret the hustler narrative to incite Kenyans to achieve their selfish interests.
He said the Hustler Nation is a movement of industrious Kenyans focused on their economic development adding that it was unfair for leaders to reduce Kenyans desire to eradicate poverty to a contest between the rich and the poor.
“The hustler movement is not about the rich and the poor. A hustler is a hardworking person working to climb the economic ladder,” said Ruto.
Speaking during a forum of aspirants from Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya counties at his Karen residence, the DP said those in the Hustler Nation will implement the bottom-up economic model to uplift the lives of the poor, who form the majority of Kenyans.
“We will transform the lives of ordinary citizens by implementing the bottom-up economic model and do away with the trickle-down one that only benefits few people,” said Ruto.
The DP further urged Parliament not to use academic qualifications to lock out politicians seeking elective seats.
“It cannot be that the qualifications for Members of County Assembly (MCAs) seat are the same as that of the President,” said Ruto.
UDA chairman Johnson Muthama said UDA is a national political party that will accommodate every Kenyan.
Secretary General Veronicah Maina urged aspirants to mobilise their unregistered supporters to register as voters.