As the race for 2022 general election gains momentum, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has criticized DP Ruto’s use of Hustler Movement as his political tool of wooing more voters to rally behind his support stating that it will cause chaos and division among Kenyans.
The governor was speaking at the Mama Ngina Waterfront Park during Mashiujaa Day celebrations in Mombasa where he stated that President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement Leader Raila Odinga have been working hard trying to unite Kenyans through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
He warned leaders against playing with the emotions of Kenyans to gain political mileage.
“It is so wrong for a leader to play with the emotions of the people because they want to be elected. I associate with the BBI because I want to see a united Kenya,” Joho said.
Joho also defended his stand on BBI stating that it will unite Kenyans.
He said poverty is a bad thing that one should not glorify or use as a means to get to power. He said Ruto was hoodwinking Kenyans.
“You cannot tell me, by all definitions, that the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya is a poor man,” Joho said.
“How do you say you are poor when you fly around with five helicopters?”
In Kisii, during the national Mashujaa Day celebrations, the DP called for dialogue to accommodate divergent views in the Building Bridges Initiative.
“Former Prime Minister has talked about reggae. That is fine. But I guess we will have a robust national conversation that will bring everybody on board,” Ruto said before he invited President Kenyatta to address the nation.
He stated that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) will create the people’s government and will solve Kenyans problems unlike the wheelbarrows.
“Kenya will not be run by wheelbarrows. Kenya will be run by equity, responsiveness to the people, a government that is pro-people, which is exactly what the BBI intends to do,” Joho stated.