NAIROBI, Kenya, August 9 – Vice President William Ruto reiterated that the bottom-up business model of his Hustler movement is the new paradigm that will free the country from ethnic politics and position-centric conversation.
In a statement, the DP who met with leaders, professionals and stakeholders from 6 counties in the Nyanza region said he was focusing on a new engagement on people-centered issues with tangible and changing results. .
“This is a change from the fallout model which over the years has excluded millions of Kenyans from the mainstream, denying them the opportunity to realize their full potential,” Ruto told executives on Monday. at the meeting held in Gilgil, Nakuru County.
He pointed out that the ongoing Hustler Nation discourse puts the issues of ordinary people at the center of the country’s political conversation.
Ruto says his pledges will gradually cover all counties in a bid to empower small businesses.
“This conversation will culminate in a national economic charter that embodies the aspirations and our commitments to grassroots Kenyans and especially scammers on the fringes of our economic life,” the DP added.
The DP has repeatedly defended its bottom-up economic model and berated its political opponents from opposition groups and some government officials for calling it “wishful thinking”.
Ruto has made it clear he is positioning himself for the top post in next year’s general election as he hopes to succeed his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta, whom they fell out with in March 2020 when the latter shook hands with opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Raila is also enthusiastic about the siege and has recently enjoyed government backing, with frequent meetings with the president even as Ruto remains sidelined and his allies targeted.
On Monday, Ruto said leaders eager to confront him had no agenda for the country and that their only plan was to compete with him, a plan he said was doomed to fail.
âTheir main plan is to compete with me. They don’t have a plan, agenda or manifesto. I tell them, we are ready. We have a party called United Democratic Alliance (UDA), we have a program and we have Kenyans who are ready to work and move forward with us. If your only goal is to compete with me, you will be stuck, âRuto said two weeks ago during a visit from Rurii Ward in Nyandarua County.