DEBUNKING THE NARRATIVE

NYATADO ODHES: Hustlers' dream unworkable, unrealistic and unachievable

Leaders are the ones who are accountable to the people, not the other way round.

In Summary

• Let's stop for a minute, just pause and ask, where will the nation get funds for such a radical economic transformation?

• This is cheap radicalisation that targets the uninformed voters, to dream of a non-existent tomorrow.

Deputy President William Ruto wearinga cap emblazoned with 'H" for Hustler.
HUSTLERS' CAP: Deputy President William Ruto wearinga cap emblazoned with 'H" for Hustler.
Image: DPPS

The hustler political wave is sweeping across our land, with promises of hefty goodies to the poor, should they propel DP William Ruto to the presidency.

It is a slogan that threatens to tear the country into a class war, between the have-nots (hustlers) against the haves, derivatively referred to as the dynasties, for to the hustler, any rich person is a dynasty.

DP Ruto promises to change the fortunes of the hustlers overnight in his presidency. But unless the economy is revolutionised, the dream of a better Kenya will remain a mirage and so far, other than inciting his audience with lies, Ruto and his campaign have not shown how they intend to turn around the fortunes of the poor.

We are only told those who own bicycles and Mkokotenis will move a notch higher, to own tuk tuk as the tuk tuk owners will move up the ladder to cars. Owners of buses are likely to operate trains on Ruto's new world order of unlimited possibilities. Just cheap publicity. 

Let's stop for a minute, just pause and ask, where will the nation get funds for such a radical economic transformation?

This is cheap radicalisation that targets the uninformed voters, to dream of a non-existent tomorrow. They will only wake up to their senses after casting their votes in August 2022.

Kenya is reeling under debts, part of over-borrowing initiated by the UhuRuto-led Jubilee government. 

Today we bleed internally under the yoke of their debts, some invested in ill-conceived ventures. Instead of promising hallucinating youths heaven on earth, Ruto must first tell the country how his government intends to negotiate with the lenders to reduce the weight of the debts now suffocating us. Let him not wash his hands off from the evil they created with Uhuru.

Central Kenya is on record saying they made a covenant with Ruto and they intend to fulfill the promise made. But as they honour their part of the bargain, can they also tell us the number of promises UhuRuto fulfilled as part of their political agenda in the last 10 or so years?

Leaders are the ones who are accountable to the people, not the other way round. Central Kenya doesn't owe Ruto anything, if the government he sits in has failed on their mandate, from failed laptop promises to joblessness of our youths. Yes, Ruto is part of the current problem of the country, not the future solution. 

The hustlers' dream is unworkable, unrealistic and unachievable. It is simply a fanatical political slogan to capture the vulnerable minds, a people in a state of confusion and in dire need of a Messiah. Except they are dancing to lies and more lies.

Nyatado Odhes

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