Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I has cautioned Kenyans against electing Deputy President William Ruto, likening him to German dictator Adolf Hitler.
Speaking on August 25, Matiang’I termed the hustler nation narrative as a dangerous doctrine.
He warned that the 2022 General Election could be chaotic because of the messages being spread in the name of Hustler narratives, especially through social media.
“Adolf Hitler, during the campaigns told Germans to give him five years and he will give them a different Germany. He gave them a different Germany,
“But he moved around, sweeping the country, taking advantage of the poverty, weaponising the poverty of the people and then now using it as a platform,” Matiang’i said in an apparent reference to William Ruto’s campaign message which aims to appeal to the poor and common Kenyan locked out of opportunities.
The super cabinet secretary warned Kenyans that the hustler nation politics is a trap set for them and is not realistic.
His likening of William Ruto to Adolf Hitler comes at a time when a fresh onslaught has been launched against the deputy president by members of President Uhuru’s Cabinet.
On Monday, August 23, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru took a swipe at Ruto, accusing him of lying to the youth with his bottom-up economic narrative.
“I am a student of economics and I don’t see the successful economic uplifting of our people carried on with outdated solutions,
“These Bible-waving politicians have targeted the youth because they think, wrongly, the youth are gullible and easy to be manipulated,” Joe Mucheru said.
Other than members of the Cabinet, the Deputy President is also at war with his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Head of State has called out Ruto for criticising the government, asking him to resign from his duties.
However, with all these verbal attacks, the Deputy President has maintained that he will neither resign from his position, neither will he go slow on his presidential ambitions.