Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany has made it crystal clear that the “hustler” politics being driven by Deputy President William Ruto is meant to bring all Kenyans together.
The legislator while speaking to TV47 stressed out that the “hustler narrative” is not meant to divide Kenyans or incite the poor against the rich.
He explained that it is about showing the motivation behind those who have worked hard despite hailing from humble backgrounds and to indicate that one can rise to a higher position regardless of where they come from.
The Soy MP while giving an example of DP William Ruto said that for instance the second in command is being referred to as the ‘chief hustler’ because he rose from a chicken seller to being the deputy president who occupies the second-highest office in the land.
He added that the DOP believes that people at the ground level engaging different businesses also have a chance to ascend to higher positions like him.
Caleb also pointed out that he is not a “hustler” and he comes from a wealthy family adding that he is like a dynasty. He further added that he supports the “hustler movement” as a minority leader.
“I myself, I am not a ‘hustler’. I was born into a wealthy family. So I’m like a dynasty. In the ‘hustler’ movement I am like a minority leader,” Kositany said.
Speaking during the burial of Amani National Congress (ANC) party Musalia Mudavadi’s mother Mama Hannah last weekend, President Uhuru Kenyatta urged leaders to stop dividing Kenyans.
In his remarks, the head of state asserted that there are many communities in the country and politicians should stop dividing Kenyans based on the “hustler” versus “dynasty” talk. He added that people should respect each other.
While suggesting the rotational presidency, the first in command noted that if people are complaining that only two communities have led the country since its independence, then it was the right time for another community to take over.
He said that Kenyans want a strong and united Kenya.
His remarks were, however, met with harsh criticism despite a section of leaders supporting him.
Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga were among the leaders who supported President Uhuru Kenyatta’s suggestion.