Deputy President William Ruto has in recent days come under heavy fire from top politicians in what is perceived to be a co-ordinated attempt to tame his ‘hustler nation’ narrative.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and the National Super Alliance (NASA) brigade, led by ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula, have alternated in days of an onslaught against Ruto, who is angling to succeed his boss in 2022.
The vigour of the political attacks and the intensity of the bombardment has turned into a duel characteristed by threats and name-calling.
Ruto’s campaign for the presidency is tagged around the ‘hustler nation’, a campaign slogan he claims is meant to uplift the lives of the common person.
While Raila is yet to openly state if he is in the race to succeed President Kenyatta, Mudavadi and Kalonzo have declared their interest in the top seat and view Ruto as a threat to their ambitions.