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Ruto Downplays Raila's Ksh 6000 Monthly Stipends, Reveals What's Instead Needed By The Kenyan Youth

Deputy President William Ruto has dismantled Raila Odinga’s promise of Ksh.6,000 monthly payment to helpless households, saying the unemployed Kenyans want jobs not the handouts. 

The former premier promised that under his governance, a social welfare program would be rolled out, reaching at least 8 million people in just a single year.

According to the Mr. Odinga, the programme would help bridge the gap between the poor and the rich in the country. 

On Saturday, however, DP Ruto, who is on a three-day visit of the coastal region, said Kenyans, particularly those who are jobless are not interested in monthly payments but continued opportunities.

“Namwamba bwana kitendawili karibu, karibu tuongeee mambo ya hustler, na mambo ya uchumi, lakini usituletee handout, hawa wakenya hawataki handout, hawa wakenya vijana wanataka kazi,” DP Ruto said.

According to the second in command, when he commenced the conversation about the bottom-up economy model, everyone was quick to criticize him, especially his rivals who have now conveniently joined the Hustler-oriented narrative. 

“Hawa watu wote wakati tulianza huu mjadala tuliwaambia mjadala utabadilika, hata mtu ya kitendawili amekubali, leo anaongea lugha ya mahustler,” he added. 

The UDA party leader claimed he assisted opposition chief Raila Odinga become the Prime Minister and at the same time, backed up Uhuru Kenyatta to become Kenya’s fourth Head of State.

“Si mimi nimesaidia rafiki yak Uhuru Kenyatta akakuwa rais? Si wakati huo walikuwa wanasema mimi ni mtu mzuri sana?” the DP posed. 

According to the Uhuru's deputant, now that he wants to be the country’s fifth president, the story has changed and he has become the dark horse. 

“Sasa vile nimesema nisaidie mama mboga, nisaidie mtu wa boda boda wamenza kunibandika majina, ati ooh Ruto si mzuri, ooh sijui Ruto ni mkora, ooh sijui Ruto ni mwizi, siku ile mimi nilikuwa nawasaidia wao nilikuwa mtu mzuri,” he added . He described this as the summit of pretence and political hypocrisy.

“Leo nawasaidia hawa wanyonge nimekuwa mkora, si hii ni utapeli.. hawa watu waache mchezo nanii… wakwende…” he added. 

Ruto said he was aware of a plan to obstruct his presidential ambition with all his competitors teaming up against him but said he had the people’s power. 

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