Africa-Press – Kenya. Digital strategist and Hustler Nation spokesperson, Dennis Itumbi, rebuked Wiper leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, over the remarks he made during a live interview on K24 TV on Sunday, September 12.
Kalonzo expressed his desire to face off with Deputy President William Ruto in the August 9, 2022 General Election.
He, however, discredited the notion that Ruto is an intimidating opponent whose influence has expanded over the course of time.
“The one thing I would look forward to is the opportunity to battle it out with William Ruto. I don’t know why people are afraid of him, they assume he is kind of a scare thing,” Kalonzo stated.
Itumbi, taking to social media, dismissed the remarks by Kalonzo terming him as a no-contest in the eyes of the DP, claiming that Ruto already beat him in 2013 and 2017 elections.
Further, the digital strategist noted that during the election year, Kalonzo would only be getting a response from the Hustler Nation through him and not the DP.
“I can assure you that the DP does not spend any second thinking of a political contest with you. He faced you in 2013 and 2017. The results are public. In 2022, the only response you will get from Hustler Nation will be from me. The response, is so filed,” Itumbi stated.
The remarks also elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans online as some hit out at the Wiper leader over his 24-hour economic model- hailed as the saviour of the country’s economic woes as well as the counter to the bottom-up economic model.
“One problem with Kalonzo is living in the nostalgia of being the one of the Vice Presidents to former President Mwai Kibaki. Ruto knows how to rebrand his politics, bottom-up economic model is the way to go.”
“Kalonzo Musyoka will take this country far especially with the 24-hour economic model,” read some of the comments online.
The battle to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta is shaping up as leaders put up spirited campaigns and rebrand with less than a year to go.