Deputy President William Ruto has on Saturday 16, 2021 continued to invite his political rival, ODM leader Raila Odinga, to the hustler narrative faction.
While addressing residents at a rally in Kongowea market in Mombasa County, Ruto said that there have been a paradigm shift in the political discourse in the country.
Ruto boasted that his ultimate aim of bettering the lives of the downtrodden in the society has shifted Raila’s focus in politics.
“When we told our competitors that political debate in Kenya will take a paradigm shift, they did not believe us. Today they have all accepted that we must focus as a country in empowering hustlers and improving the economy,” he said.
According to Ruto, Raila is now popularizing policies akin to those he champions for through his bottom-up economic model, an economic model he says is aimed at supporting SMEs.
The DP however criticized the ODM leader accusing him of pushing a short-term solutions to the problems facing the small business sector.
He stated that Rail’s Sh. 6,000 offer as monthly stipend to the youth is not only unsustainable but also re-introduction of trickle down economic approach.
He continued to take a swipe at Raila that the ODM supremo has continued with the culture of handouts that has left a section of Kenyans self-insufficient and over dependent on political class.
Ruto said Raila has succumbed to pressure and is now speaking about growing the economy. ” welcome him to hustler narrative bandwagon but he should avoid propagating the hand out culture. Hustlers need money to support their businesses and to improve their lives, not hand outs,” he said.