William Ruto has been declared the fifth president of Kenya by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman, Wafula Chebukati.
According to IEBC, Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes (50.49%), beating closest rival Raila Odinga, who got 6,942,930 votes (48.85%).
The president-elect portrays himself as the champion of the poor as he calls himself a hustler on a mission.
Here are the compilation of Ruto’s quotes about hustle and success.
“When I talk about hustling, I am not joking. In 1978 I was selling chicken. At that time I did not believe that I could be somebody.”
“It is not a must that you must have a university degree to be successful. A degree is important, but that is not what makes someone successful. Bill Gates does not have a university degree. We must get out of our minds that the only way to succeed is to have a university degree.”
“We have the chance to make a Kenya where hard work is rewarded regardless of who you are and where you come from.”
“Every business must be respected, protected and boosted to become bigger and better.”
“sorry, but am a man on a mission. I neither have space to retreat nor the luxury to surrender. bottom up economy that’ll create equal opportunities,create jobs,empower enterprises & create wealth so as the pull millions out of despair is an existential imperative. it cannot wait.”
“Kenyans have no time for trial and error for leaders who have no development track-record in our country. The August 9 General Election will be a decisive contest about the people, their issues and aspirations. That is our stand as Kenya Kwanza.”
“The Hustler Nation is for the expansion of every business no matter how small. We see room for growth not limitation.”
“Our goal is to work and be servants of farmers, small businesses, the youth and women: those considered unimportant.”
“We are committed to creating the best environment for small businesses to thrive by improving infrastructure, capacity building, and providing opportunities for the youth and women to command their financial destiny.”
“The Bottom-Up is an agenda for a different economic reality in this country. It is an agenda of empowerment and upward mobility for millions of Kenyans who are willing to give their all for a chance to share in the prosperity of our nation.”