Senator Kihika Reacts After Homa Bay ‘Hustlers’ Asked Ruto to Visit County

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has come out to react after a section of ‘hustlers’ from Homa Bay county called on the Deputy President William Ruto to visit them in their county.

Taking to her twitter page on Thursday, Kihika, who is an adamant supporter of Ruto called on the DP to fasten his plans if he can and visit the county to meet his fellow hustlers.

“Ala, @WilliamsRuto have you seen this? if able please come to their aid. #HusterNation” tweeted Kihika who was responding to the story done by one of the online publications.

Led by county coordinator Everest Okambo and his Rangwe constituency counterpart Vincent Ondeyo, the supporters, who spoke to journalists on Wednesday in Homa Bay, expressed eagerness to meet Ruto, saying they are ready to welcome him into a county largely considered ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga’s stronghold.

“We appeal to our Deputy President to come and meet his hustler colleagues in Homa Bay. We have many hustlers who will want their challenges get addressed,” Okambo stated as quoted by The Star newspaper.

Homa Bay 'hustlers' ask Ruto to visit county
Ruto’s supporters in Homa Bay led by coordinator Everest Okambo and Vincent Ondeyo speaking to journalists on September 30, 2020. Photo/Courtesy

According to the two, there are many youths in the county who are ready to take and operate various business activities with the equipment Ruto has been distributing.

Among the tools that Ruto’s supporters from the county want the DP to assist them with include wheelbarrows, handcarts, water tanks, laundry machines, and assorted hairdressing equipment among others.

They expressed their optimism of meeting the DP saying they had other grievances that they would wish to share with Ruto.

“We have some development projects in the county which we would like Ruto to complete once he ascends into power in 2022. We have noted them down and we would like to present them to him in person once he comes here,” they added.

Ruto was last in the county in early 2019, where he had gone to launch the construction of Kanyadhiang –Kadel ring road in Karachuonyo constituency.

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If the DP takes heed to the invitation, it will be Ruto’s first tour to the Nyanza region this year since 2019. Last week, Ruto was highly expected in Kisumu county, in a meeting meant to empower women and youth from the lakeside city.

It, however, remains unclear on why the DP stayed away from the meeting and instead opted to visit Bumula in Bungoma county.

Earlier on, ODM officials from Kisumu had welcomed but warned Ruto against any plans to insult the region’s kingpin Raila Odinga during his visit.

Despite this, a larger section of youths from the region rubbished the leaders’ claims saying Ruto was free to exercise his freedom of speech as provided by the constitution.

They vowed to welcome Ruto saying they needed his ‘wheelbarrows’ and motorbikes and not mere BBI talks.

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