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“I am in Busia because of hustlers” – Kenya deputy president Ruto reassures bodaboda riders


Kenya vice president has assured Bodaboda riders of his firm obligations to put more money into the pockets of hustlers in the country.

Speaking during a fundraising meeting in Busa on Friday the DP said he is focused on ensuring Kenyan smallscale businesses earn more money through their enterprise.

He made Kenyans know that their government will collectively be involved in making sure that Kenyans invest and make a living from their hustling.

He talked about people that dislike his fondness and closeness to ordinary people saying that his plans with the president are to make life better for the people.

“I have come here to Busia not because I don’t have work to do. I am also here not because I have no place to go. I have come here deliberately because the work of bodaboda riders is work like any other,” the DP said.

“The way I pushed [ODM leader] Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta [to power], is the same way I am going to push hustlers to get enough money in their pockets to do business.”

“Our focus is to help secure employment for the youth. In every household in Kenya, there is at least two youth who have completed school but are unemployed. The other thing that we are focused on doing is to uplift small businesses owned by hustlers, secure money for them so that we are able to reduce poverty at the household level.”

Ruto re-assured the Busa people of a continued closely with ordinary Kenyans despite criticism from some leaders who claim his hustler narrative only aims at rallying support for his 2022 presidential bid.

“I am in Busia because of hustlers. I and President Uhuru Kenyatta have agreed that we will change the politics of Kenya and we have agreed to end the politics of hatred and tribalism. We have decided to unite Kenyans,” he said.

“When we constituted the government, we said we will roll out the housing and manufacturing agenda for the country, agro-processing and value addition. But unfortunately, that work has delayed because we got another emergency work; this thing called the BBI. BBI has distracted us for the last three years and we are still struggling to look for ways of organising the issues therein.”


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