Political Analyst, Academician, Language and Communication lecturer at the University of Nairobi Herman Manyora has claimed that Deputy President William Ruto is pulling more Kenyans to his side using the “Hustler” narrative.
In an interview with TV 47, Manyora stated that DP William Ruto’s move to engage with the common mwananchi promising to form his government around them was something his rivals should be afraid of.
“You can see Ruto is speaking directly to mama mbogas, he is saying that this 2022 government we will form it with mama mbogas, barbers, boda boda operators and it is getting there, it is resonating well with the people,” said Manyora.
He added that if his opponents who are considered the “handshake side” let William Ruto continue with his narrative as the “Hustlers’ representative”, it would cost them in the end and it would be too late for them to do anything to stop him.
“If the other side of the divide, the handshake side, will let Ruto run away with this narrative they will discover when it is too late and they may not be in a position to counter him,” he added.
Ruto who is looking to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the next general elections once his term is over has been facing a lot of attacks from other politicians who are looking to also go for the Presidential seat in 2022.
Recently, he has been exchanging heated words his rivals with one to note being the Orange Democratic Movement Raila Odinga who has hinted at trying one more time to go for the county’s top seat.
While addressing his supporters last week, Raila called out William Ruto stating that he was one of the biggest thieves in the country.
He claimed that the DP had stolen a lot of money and was using it as donations to fool Kenyans.
In retaliation, the DP hit back stating that the ODM party leader cannot know the problems of the common mwananchi because his father was the Vice President of the country and was brought up in a family with money.