PROPAGANDA

Narrative of hustlers vs dynasties is a cynical propaganda

Dictionary definition of hustler is one who aggressively does activities for survival

In Summary

• Coming from a lower-class background does not make you a good leader or identify better with citizens. 

• So-called dynasties Moi, Kibaki and Kenyatta also started somewhere to build their brands. 

Deputy President William Ruto tries to catch a chicken during the Kambi Kuku Auction at Kambi Kuku in Turbo Constituency, Uasin Gishu county, last year on April 21.
DYNASTIES ARE BUILT: Deputy President William Ruto tries to catch a chicken during the Kambi Kuku Auction at Kambi Kuku in Turbo Constituency, Uasin Gishu county, last year on April 21.
Image: DPPS

There is a narrative of a battle between hustlers and dynasties that is being created to be deployed in 2022 elections.

Hustlers are supposedly those who grew up in poverty and became rich. The idea that becoming rich by any means including crime is a dangerous narrative for Kenyan youth to emulate.

The dictionary definition of a hustler is someone who aggressively does illicit activities for survival. Furthermore, coming from a lower-class background does not make you a good leader or identify better with citizens.

Some of the people being referred to as dynasties like Daniel Moi, Jomo Kenyatta and Mwai Kibaki also came from humble beginnings, so right-thinking Kenyans should dismiss this flawed narrative as the cynical propaganda by questionable billionaires that it is. 

 

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