DP Ruto Cautions Raila Against Using ‘Taka Taka’ Word on Hustlers


Deputy President William Ruto has chided former Prime Minister Raila Odinga over his alleged use of the word ‘Taka Taka’ to refer to hustlers.

Ruto has categorically asked Raila to desist from labeling hustlers’ businesses as ‘Taka Taka – a Kiswahili word which when translated means ‘garbage’.

“Just because he (Raila) is privileged to have been born in a family of a top leader, he now calls hustlers’ businesses taka taka. He only believes in office jobs, not ordinary businesses,” Ruto said.

The DP was speaking at his Karen residence where he was meeting with Nairobi’s business community even as he strategize on how to enhance his political capital.

“I have told them I am a man on a mission. I have no room to retreat and I don’t have the luxury to surrender. We are matching forward,” Ruto said as he continues to heighten his campaigns for the top seat come 2022.

“We are matching forward until we achieve the society that is equitable and that everybody has a chance to be their best”

Although Raila is yet to officially declare his interest in the top seat – all signs have shown that Baba will be on the ballot come 2022.

Ruto on the other hand has made it clear that he is keen on succeeding president Uhuru Kenyatta with whom he fell out despite having formed the government together.


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