KOT react to Charlene Ruto smokie kachumbari hustle
Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) have expressed mixed reactions to President William Ruto’s daughter, Charlene Ruto revealing that she had a university hustle.
Charlene who was addressing students at Daystar University shared that while pursuing her studies at the same university she sold smokie kachumbari which is popularly known as ‘smocha’.
Adding that her father, who was serving as the Deputy President of Kenya supported her hustle.
Charlene recalled, “I used to have a business selling smokie kachumbari while on campus at Daystar University, that was a profitable business then. My father encouraged me in that small business I was doing.”
However, KOT seem unpersuaded with the revelation and this is what they had to say:
Charlene Ruto ati she was selling Smokies and Kachumbari at Daystar university while his father was the deputy president…😼😼
Even the people she's addressing wamemwambia aachie hiyo uongo hapo😼 pic.twitter.com/1F2WMEDKmf
— Abdulahi Adan (@AbdulahiAdan10) December 7, 2022
I’m seeing the story of Charlene Ruto and I’m wondering who in Campus would want to look poor? During my days in campus, the goal was to stand out like a tenant who had lost their house keys. Looking like a cool kid mattered more than the education itself.
— Wahinya🇰🇪 (@Wahinya_Charlie) December 7, 2022
Charlene Ruto sold smokies at Daystar University…eih shukisha we've heard enough for the year🤣
— Wakili Mtaani (@kelvinopere1) December 7, 2022
Charlene Ruto really thinks Kenya is full of fools. We have not even forgotten her mother purifying water in caren and her father's chicken business that generates 1.5 million a day and she is talking about selling smokies at Daystar? Watu sio wajinga bana
— DaVinci Kenya 😎✍ (@AntoneOtieno3) December 7, 2022
Charlene Ruto: I sold smokies while at Daystar University.
Why does everyone think their story needs to have a "From grass to grace theme" in order to feel relatable? Being born rich isn't a crime. Embrace it and thank the heavens for your privileges!
— D.MugoWangui 🇰🇪 (@DMugoWangui) December 8, 2022
Daystar University comrades to Charlene Ruto, after alleging she sold smokie kachumbari pic.twitter.com/287IurtmKS
— 𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗞𝗔𝗟𝗔𝗟𝗔 ❁ (@Iam_Esteem) December 7, 2022
I do not know why when people succeed in life they always like to associate their past with poverty. Now Charlene Ruto is telling us that she used to sell smokie Kachumbari at Daystar University. Is she speaking to motivate or to mock those listening to her?
— EDGAR 🇰🇪 (@edgarwabwire_) December 7, 2022
That Oprah rags-to-riches model of storytelling ought to be retired. Now Charlene Ruto getting roasted for it. Relatability doesn't have to be built around shared struggle; empathy, tenacity, and charisma can be enough.
— Okolla ™ (@TweetingPundit) December 7, 2022
Charlene has been drumming her support for her dad, advocating for the bottom-up economic model in forums across counties and even outside the country.
Additionally, the Head of State’s daughter has also been urging small-scale business owners to take up the hustler fund saying it would boost their businesses.
On November 19, 2022, Charlene visited a milkshake shop in Kariobangi and enjoyed a milkshake while rooting for the fund.
“Visited a young hustler’s shop in Kariobangi South today and listened to her story on how she saved enough funds to start her own juice & milkshake shop. With instruments like the Hustler Fund, she will expand her business and grow her income,” she remarked.
Though her role in President Ruto’s government is not well articulated, Charlene has been transversing across counties, holding meetings with county officials, community leaders, students at several schools, and even other country ministers.
Her undisclosed role in the government has led KOT to nickname her ‘Quickmart Ivanka.’
Netizens compared her to former US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump who when her father was elected into office, she would accompany him as an unofficial adviser.
Trump later appointed Ivanka to an official government role.
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