Powerful William Ruto Quotes About Developing Kenya

A compilation of 24 William Ruto quotes on transforming Kenya.

William Ruto, born on December 21, 1966, is a Kenyan politician who has served as Kenya’s Deputy President since April 2013.

Ruto began his political career as the treasurer of the YK’92 campaign group, which was lobbying for President Moi’s re-election in 1992, where he learned the ins and outs of Kenyan politics.

Ruto ran for a parliamentary seat in Kenya in the 1997 general election. He unexpectedly defeated the incumbent, Reuben Chesire, who was Moi’s preferred choice. Following this, he gained Moi’s respect and was appointed KANU Director of Elections.

His unwavering support for Moi’s projected successor, Uhuru Kenyatta, earned him a position as an assistant minister in the Home Affairs (Interior) ministry department in 2002. Later in the election, as some government ministers resigned to join the opposition, he was promoted to full Cabinet Minister.

On March 15, 2022, Ruto was endorsed as the UDA‘s presidential candidate for Kenya’s presidential election in August 2022 .

William Ruto Quotes

  1. “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.”

2. “Economic change is not always about new activities but new ideas that give more people a chance to participate in wealth creation.”

3. “The Government wants to kill democracy by registering more parties while it has failed to contain hunger and insecurity.”

4. “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.”

5. “The government that was elected through democratic process should rule by the law. It is a government inviting the wrath of the people.”

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6. “We have the chance to make a Kenya where hard work is rewarded regardless of who you are and where you come from.”

7. “We are reminded that our fore-fathers worked hard so that we can have a democratic nation. We can all celebrate the firm foundation of the rule of law not rule of men.”

8. “Our message to them is clear – you may sneak and attack innocent civilians. But for any attack on Kenya and its people, we shall pursue you wherever you go.”

9. “Before we discuss how to share power and position, we must first focus on how to improve the livelihoods of the people of Kenya.”

10. “Every business must be respected, protected and boosted to become bigger and better.”

11. “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.”

12. “We must bring to a stop an administration that is burdening wananchi with the high cost of living. Voting for Kenya Kwanza on August 9 means voting for affordable prices of fuel, food, among other basic commodities.”

13. “The interests of the people cannot co-exist alongside state capture. We will eliminate conflict of Interest in leadership as a way of investing in priority areas of our country.”

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14. “Kenya Kwanza will form a Government that listens to the ordinary people’s needs and aspirations. Our priority will be to ensure that the cost of living is affordable to everyone.”

15. “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.”

16. “Kenya Kwanza Alliance will provide free pads for all girls, implement a return-to-school plan for teenage mothers and increase resources to school feeding programme as part of our commitment to boost enrollment of women in learning institutions.”

17. “The border is a crucial point of trade. We must make trade flourish in such places by prioritizing exports and protecting local businesses from unnecessary imports.”

18. “We must create an economic environment that protects small businesses and allows them to thrive so that they can create opportunities in communities and towns across Kenya.”

William Ruto quotes

19. “The Hustler Nation is for the expansion of every business no matter how small. We see room for growth not limitation.”

20. “Our goal is to work and be servants of farmers, small businesses, the youth and women: those considered unimportant.”

21. “We must spare no effort to ensure security across Kenya. The cost of insecurity is lost opportunities, missed investments, and wasted resources including time.”

22. “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.”

23. “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.”

24. “Wajir County is mainly inhabited by pastoralists but the people have bigger ideas than that. They believe they can bring more to the national economy and it was refreshing to hear their ideas and hunger for a bigger role in the growth of our economy and nation.”

My favorite William Ruto quotes are, “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.” and “The Hustler Nation is for the expansion of every business no matter how small. We see room for growth not limitation.”

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