DP Ruto: Address the plight of hustlers first, leadership positions will come later
Deputy President William Ruto now wants leaders to address issues affecting Kenyans, saying the conversation around the constitutional review should not overshadow the existing problems in the country.
DP Ruto spoke during a prayer service at the Africa Inland Church in Ziwani where Reverend Joshua Kimuyu was installed as the new presiding Bishop for A.I.C Nairobi Area.
He later addressed Gikomba residents during a stop-over at the populous market.
He was accompanied by among others; Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, MPs Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Goerge Theuri (Embakasi West), James Gakuya (Embakasi North), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South) and Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango)
Ruto said Kenya’s population falls under the hustler nation, hence the need to address the slew of issues affecting the common mwananchi.
“Let us now agree that the priority of Government would be aligned to the needs of those without jobs, food, decent homes and struggling businesses.”
On matters constitutional reforms, Ruto said focus should be on these vulnerable groups, adding that the issue of “sharing power and government positions would come later.”
At the same time, Ruto welcomed the decision by ODM leader Raila Odinga to recognise Kenya as a hustling nation.
“Now that the country is in agreement that Kenya is a hustling nation, leaders should respect the hustle of every single Kenyan,” he said.
He implored those in positions of power not to look down on hustlers.
“I welcome all those who have finally agreed that we all belong to the hustler nation. Let us now move to the next level and avoid blackmail , threats and intimidation and have respect for everyone,” he added.
Makueni Senator Kivutha Kibwana who was in attendance called on politicians to work together, irrespective of their political affiliations.
“I would work with every politician who wants peace in Kenya,” he said.
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