William Ruto hustler nation narrative, which seeks to win over the poor and the unemployed, is resonating well with a section of Kenyans who view him as their spokesperson.
Photo Ruto source (courtesy)
But it has also won him haters, including his boss, who views it as polarising and inciting.
Ruto’s critics have argued that he is a corrupt, restless and conceited politician who knows how to excite crowds but is currently setting the pace ahead of the real presidential contest in 2022.
Photo Uhuru Ruto source (courtesy)
Deputy President William Ruto’s ‘hustlers versus dynasties’ campaign used to popularize the two sides in the upcoming mini poles.
Having hit the road earlier than anyone else, expending energy and resources for political mobilisation, swimming against the tide and concentrating his activities in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard, Ruto’s years of political exploits are facing an acid test.
The leaders, who have been traversing the country selling their unity agenda to Kenyans, have announced their plans to join efforts ahead of the next elections.
The four leaders have said they are also working hard to solidify their bases and have hinted at the possibility of a coalition as the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta next year gains momentum.
Photo Raila Atuoli Orengo Murathe source (courtesy)
Yesterday, the party leaders camped in Kabuchai Constituency in Bungoma County to drum up support for Ford Kenya candidate Majimbo Kalasinga ahead of the March 4 by-election.
The team is today expected to shift gears to Matungu to campaign for Peter Nabulindo, the ANC candidate in the parliamentary by-election.
Next week, they four leaders will move to Machakos in support of Wiper candidate for the senatorial by-election, Agnes Kavindu.
The journey to State House is picking pace with a political alliance now a reality, according to them.
Where he lost control of Jubilee Party, he moved ahead to rebrand the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party that has fielded aspirants in all the upcoming by-elections across the country.
Alongside UDA, Ruto has built networks with seven other small political parties to avert any fallout.
Apart from UDA, Kadu Asili and CCM, Ruto is working with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria’s People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri’s The Service Party (TSP), and Muungano Party which is associated with Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana.
Mudavadi said through them, Kenyans will have leaders who will serve them effectively.
“From today, we will not allow Moi, Kalonzo, Wetang’ula and I to walk alone. We will work together and deliver the presidency in 2022,” said Mudavadi during a rally at Chwele market.
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