Monday November 5, 2018-Deputy President William Ruto has lambasted National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga for saying him and President Uhuru Kenyatta are “hustlers”.
Speaking in Kakamega County on Sunday, Ruto said it is laughable that 'men of means' have taken a turn and now want to be associated with 'hustlers'.
The DP said in the meeting, attended largely by boda boda riders, that he respects those who labour to put food on their table.
“Sasa kila mtu anataka kuwa hustler hata wale walikuwa wadosi sasa wameanza kupiga kona," he said without mentioning names.
(Now everyone wants to be a hustler, even the rich have started to refer to themselves as hustler).
"Back in the day, people never used to recognise hustlers, but now they are beginning to realise that hustlers are the real deal," he added.
Ruto’s remarks followed Raila's dismissal of the dynasty tag at the memorial service for the late Maendeleo Ya Wanawake founder Jane Kiano in Karen last Friday.
Raila told the congregation that Kenyattas and Odingas not descendants of political dynasties.
He said their political rise was due to hard work, patience and determination; contrary to common belief that they had it easy courtesy of their fathers.
"Jomo Kenyatta was a son of a pauper. He struggled [and] was detained by the colonialists for all those years. Because of that, you cannot say Uhuru is part of a dynasty."Raila said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST