Deputy President William Ruto has welcomed the move by his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to embrace “hustlers.”
Taking to his Twitter page on Saturday afternoon, Ruto, who has been in the front line championing for ‘Hustler’s’ in his empowerment tours, welcomed the move by two leaders to suggestively embrace his Hustler gospel.
“Finally, Hustler Nation Hoyee,” read Ruto’s tweet.
FINALLY. HUSTLER NATION HOYEE. pic.twitter.com/CKLWt3ywlR
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 24, 2020
The second in command was reacting to today’s Daily Nation headline, “Battle for the Hustler Nation”.
According to the paper, Uhuru and Raila were now ready to engage hustlers through planned meetings with Boda boda riders as one way of drumming up support for the newly unveiled BBI report.
The papers report was informed by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to meet with boda boda riders, a crucial constituent of Dr Ruto’s “Hustler Movement” on Friday during his visit to Pumwani Social Hall in Starehe Constituency, was launched the Boda Boda Investment Scheme.
The head of state was in the constituency to preside over the signing of a major partnership between the Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya (BAK), Capital Markets Authority, Rubis Energy and NABO Capital.
During his visit, Uhuru termed the boda boda subsector a sleeping giant that needs to be awakened.
“You have become a silent economic miracle in our midst and that is why I think this scheme came at the right time,” he said. “Every individual should take pride in paying the price for what they want. If you do not pay the price, someone will pay to misuse you.”
This comes at a heightened political activity by Raila and Uhuru especially in the Nairobi and Nyanza regions, where the duo have addressed rallies and initiated programs targeted at the youth especially Boda boda riders.
Both leaders have in recent days engaged in both talk and deeds intended to please the poor, especially youth.