Former Mukurweini Member of Parliament Kabando wa Kabando has spoken about Deputy President William Ruto’s hustler narrative.
Speaking to Citizen TV on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the the former Mukurweini lawmaker said that the DP Ruto’s hustler narrative resonates well on the ground.
“Today, you may not like William Ruto but his messaging is resonating on the ground,” Kabando said.
The former legislator claimed that Ruto’s hustler narrative was growing in Mount Kenya region because President Uhuru had neglected the people who voted for him in the 2013 and 2017 presidential elections.
Kabando also claimed that the residents of Mount Kenya region were fed up with the Jubilee government due to many unfulfilled promises.
“First, it is a failure by the president by not addressing issues in his own backyard. Secondly, those close to him are now parading themselves as a community to make demands.”
“Uhuru is not being treated as a lame duck, he is a lame-duck…The dilemma is because of uncertainties ahead. There is pandemonium in every political party and worse for Jubilee because it is the party in government,” Kabando said.
Ruto had been vigorously popularizing his hustler narrative and his bottom-up economic approach as he seeks to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta upon his retirement in 2022.
lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo had also admitted that he was taken by surprise by the rising popularity of the hustler narrative championed by the Deputy President.
Waiganjo admitted that he was one of the people who had dismissed the hustler brand but changed tune after he visited several villages across the country.
“Confession; I am one of those who dismissed the “hustler” narrative. Surely Kenyans are wiser, I thought. I have been in the villages for a couple of days. I am less dismissive…and that’s all I’m gonna say about that,” Waiganjo stated.