Deputy President William Ruto has exuded confidence that his hustler movement will take over the country’s leadership next year.
Speaking during a service at the Global Cathedral Church in Lang’ata on Sunday, the deputy president termed the hustler nation as the largest movement of ordinary people in the country.
Ruto, who is eying the presidency, said the challenges he has faced under the Jubilee administration have transformed him into a survivor.
“I have graduated from hustler to survivor because of the many challenges I have undergone. God has had to step in many times for us to be where we are today. In our nation, most people thought that the word hustler was abusive, and it was about people at the bottom,” Ruto said.
He added: “But today the hustler movement has actually created a revolution in Kenya. The hustler movement has transcended communities and regions, and is the largest movement in Kenya of very ordinary people, and many people did not expect that the next leadership of Kenya is going to come from the most unlikely quarters. I am very confident that going into the future, the solution for the challenges we have in our nation will come from the most unlikely quarters.”
At the same time, Ruto told off critics of the wheelbarrow symbol of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party and questioned why they are not opposed to orange as a symbol of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.
“I’m very happy the hustler narrative has changed the conversation in the country, everybody is now talking about how to change the subject of improving the economy of this country, just as I started a bottom-up approach to ensure jobs creation, and improve the lives of our youth,” Ruto remarked.