Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday differed with ODM chief Raila Odinga over his understanding of hustlers.
Following a press assertion by Odinga to legislators to drop makes an attempt to criminalise Ruto’s ‘hustlers versus dynasties’ narrative, the DP swiftly responded by saying he agrees with the previous Prime Minister’s sentiments on freedom of speech however not his understanding of the ideology.
Taking to Twitter, the DP reiterated that he’ll tirelessly work to make sure the narrative is positively understood.
“Whereas agreeing totally together with your defence of freedom of speech and thought as assured by the structure, we respectfully disagree together with your very incorrect understanding of hustlers however will equally defend your ideas.
“We’ll work tirelessly to get hustlers narrative positively understood,” tweeted Ruto.
In his letter, Odinga mentioned the ‘hustlers vs dynasties’ narrative is harmful and likened it to Adolf Hitler’s Nationwide Socialism, Nazism, which dominated Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
“Nazism profiled German society on the traces of race, social courses and tribe. It had the Aryan race, which it thought of the grasp race and whose survival Hitler pegged on the elimination of Jews, Romanis or Gypsies, the Indo-Aryan, the Slavs and the ‘inferior sub-humans’ who had been seen to be the issue in Germany.
“I worry the ‘hustlers vs dynasties’ narrative may have the identical lethal penalties for Kenya as Nazism did for Germany,” wrote Odinga.
He appealed to MPs to drop any makes an attempt to legislate in opposition to it saying there must be freedom of speech and affiliation.
“We should always have the ability to enable the Deputy President and his staff to proceed with their chosen slogan with none inhibitions.
“These of us who see its risks ought to proceed educating our folks in opposition to falling for it. I’ve religion that Kenyans will see by this divisive and doubtlessly lethal rhetoric and its assaults on fellow Kenyans, and reject it ultimately,” acknowledged Odinga.
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