In the past few months, the country’s political narrative has been tagged as “Hustlers Vs Dynasties”.
According to the Deputy President William Ruto-allied Tangatanga group, “dynasties” are the offspring of former Heads of State and other top political leaders while hustlers are children of peasants.
The Tangatanga politicians claim that the so-called dynasties are ganging up to block Ruto’s presidency because he is a hustler.
That if the current DP becomes the President in 2022, he will repossess all the land and other properties allegedly grabbed by the post-independence leaders and give it to the less fortunate members of society, is another statement being spoken in low tones.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, 17th October, said that the politics around his succession should be policy-based.
Speaking at State House, Nairobi, when he hosted the entire leadership of the Senate and the National Assembly, the President reiterated that he is ready to retire in 2022, but on one condition.
The Head of State stated that the next Kenyan leader must not interfere with his personal life or that of his family.
“Irregardless of whether my favourite candidate wins, I will be very happy. But even if he loses, my life will continue and that person who has won will never be able to take me back, will never be able to interfere with my life, will never be able to interfere with my development, will never be able to interfere with my ability to access good schools for my children, will never be able to interfere with my businesses, will be able to Interfere with my land and all these things,” he said.
President Kenyatta also reportedly rallied Parliament behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), saying that it has the solutions to many of the country’s problems.