Dynasties-hustlers’ narrative a recipe for chaos, warns business leaders

Thursday, February 4th, 2021 00:00 |
Nairobi Business Community chairman Wilfred Kamau (right) accompanied by his members during a press briefing in Nairobi yesterday. Photo/PD/Alex Mburu

A section of business leaders based in Nairobi have warned that classifying Kenyans as either dynasties or a hustlers' movement is extremely dangerous and can easily lead to chaos.

Speaking yesterday, The Nairobi Business Community took a swipe at Deputy President William Ruto who they said was on a mission of using young people only to dump later if he will ascend to power.

“We should be very careful as a country, the events we are witnessing are similar to those we witnessed during hitlers time where young people were used by top politicians.

We are telling our DP to desist from the hustler narrative and instead focus on delivering jubilee promises,” said Chairman NBC Wilfred Kamau.

Kamau urged the two leaders to calm the heightened political tensions to enable them recover from the losses they incurred during the covid-19 pandemic.

“We should be given time atleast to recover. We really experienced losses which we thought we will recover this year only to start the year with politics,” he added.

Kamau at the same time said they have been watching recent developments in the country and could not continue watching as elected leaders abuse and belittle the president.

“You may disagree politically with him but give him the respect he deserves. He is still in command,” he added.

 Last week, President Kenyatta also hit-out at the DP for his hustler movement which he said was aimed at dividing Kenyans.

Speaking in his native Kikuyu to more than 5,000 leaders who converged at the Sagana State Lodge, Uhuru said  Ruto’s movement is anchored on selfishness and deceit and not the need to empower the people.

“I plead with you not to believe in those lies peddled by people calling themselves hustlers,” the President said.

They also pledged to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which is the  only way for the Mt. Kenya region to realise the promises of democracy, fairness, equity and equality of all citizens that are enshrined in the constitution.

They said BBI will best the route to lasting peace and the region’s political and economic future.

“We are compelled to remind our people that failure to pass the document would portend a bleak future for the region as it would result in the continuation of an unjust status quo and also aggravate economic and development deprivation in the region,” said Kamau.

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