DP Ruto challenges Raila to 2022 battle, says hustler movement is unstoppable
Deputy President William Ruto is now daring Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga to a 2022 contest at the presidential ballot exuding confidence that he will floor the former premier in a free and fair election.
DP Ruto spoke on Saturday as he received defectors from Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) led by party leader Isaac Ruto in Bomet, and in Kajiado as Raila’s key allies also dropped the orange and opted for the wheelbarrow.
The country’s second in command appeared to be racing against time to meet as many Kenyans as possible in his bid to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, making whistle-stop meet the people tours in Kiserian town, Rongai and Matasia.
Ruto, while fighting hard to sell his hustler agenda to Kenyans, further rubbished Raila’s criticism of the hustler narrative.
“Mimi ni naibu wa rais, mimi si mjinga, na mimi si mlevi, tunaelewana? Mimi ninajua ata boda boda ni biashara, na boda boda inaweza kuwa biashara kubwa kesho,” said Ruto.
“Nilikuwa naskia mtu ya kitendawili akisema juzi eti mkokoteni na wheelbarrow ni takataka….nataka niambie huyo jamaa awache madharau, wacha kiburi. Eti kwa sababu wewe ulizaliwa kama mtoto wa naibu wa rais, unadharau biashara ya watu wengine?”
Members of Parliament who accompanied the DP to Kajiado on their part rooted for what they termed a hustler presidency.
“Ukiona wheelbarrow, fungua macho, fungua maskio…ukiona hiyo mambo ingine, kuwa bubu,” said Korei Ole Lemein, MP Narok South.
“Lazima serikali ambayo itakuja ikuwe na agenda na wakuwe katika meza ambayo inaamua mali na rasilimali na uongozi wa nchi,” said Garissa Township MP Aden Duale.
DP Ruto appeared to craft his regional campaign teams as next year’s General Election campaigns heat up.
His allies questioned the government and its handling of Nairobi politics accusing the President Kenyatta administration of undermining the rule of law.