Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, has likened Deputy President William Ruto’s ‘hustler narrative’ to Adolf Hitler’s era.
The tough-speaking CS condemned the hustler narrative campaign by the second in command, saying that it would not offer any tangible benefits to the people of Kenya, and specifically the youth, women, and the poor.
Matiang’i, who was addressing the 64th General Assembly of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) in Limuru on Wednesday, August 25, likened Ruto’s campaign to that of Adolf Hitler, saying that the latter had promised Germans ‘heaven’ only to deliver ‘hell’.
Adolf Hitler, who was an Austrian-born German politician, reigned terror in Germany from 1933 to 1945, ruling with wrath and unchecked authority.
Matiang’i further deconstructed the hustler campaign as mere rhetoric intended to appeal to the impoverished masses, a narrative he says is masked with dictatorial and tyrannical intentions.
“Hitler during the campaign in Germany, told Germans to give him five years and he will give them a different Germany, and he actually gave them a seriously different Germany because he slaughtered the Jews, gas chambers and so on,” the Cabinet Secretary narrated.
The CS further argued that the hustler agenda is unrealistic and misplaced and that the Deputy President was weaponizing poverty against Kenyans.
“Hitler moved around sweeping the country, taking advantage of poverty and weaponizing the poverty of the people and then now using it as a platform. Let’s not fall trap to things that are not true and are not realistic.”
He urged Kenyans to take the upcoming elections seriously, saying that it is the most consequential of all the elections Kenya has had in the past.
“This election is going to be the most important election we ever had because it is going to be a serious transition and one that could change the course of this country,” he added.