Deputy President William Ruto has reiterated that his bottomup economic model stands to help all Kenyans.
Tending to faithfuls at the Global Cathedral Church in Lang’ata on Sunday, the country’s second in command communicated his certainty that the ‘hustler movement’ will form government in 2022.
He noted that the difficulties he has so far faced because of his aftermath with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the top Jubilee administration had transformed him into a survivor.
“I have graduated from hustler to survivor because of the many challenges I have undergone. God has had to step in many times for us to be where we are today. In our nation, most people thought that the word hustler was abusive, and it was about people at the bottom,” he said.
The hustler movent, he said, has made a economic insurgency in the country
“The hustler movement has transcended communities and regions, and is the largest movement in Kenya of very ordinary people, and many people did not expect that the next leadership of Kenya is going to come from the most unlikely quarters,” he added.
“I am very confident that going into the future, the solution for the challenges we have in our nation will come from the most unlikely quarters.”
He said he is glad that the discussion had changed from leaders focused to people centred.
“I’m very happy the hustler narrative has changed the conversation in the country, everybody is now talking about how to change the subject of improving the economy of this country, just as I started a bottom-up approach to ensure jobs creation, and improve the lives of our youth,” Ruto said.
He asked why a segment of leaders is occupied with criticizing the wheelbarrow symbol of the United Democratic Alliance party, further provoking the politicians to clarify the intricacy of the Orange image of the ODM party.
ODM pioneer Raila Odinga is among leaders in the country who have punched holes in Ruto’s bottom up approach.
The former Prime Minister, who is also peering toward the presidency in the 2022 elections, contends that the model isn’t realistic.