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Mutahi Ngunyi praises President Ruto for his daring spirit

Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi, who served an advisor to former president Uhuru Kenyatta, has praised President William Ruto for his daring spirit.

Likening President Ruto to the late president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Ngunyi said the Head of State commanded respect with his hustler talks.

“Like him; hate him, Ruto is the next Mugabe in African diplomacy – in a nice way. Watched him address the AU Parliament. He was daring. His Hustler Diplomacy reminds me of the frankness and purity of our liberators. Sankara, Lumumba, Nkrumah. May he survive the vice of colonizers?” Ngunyi tweeted.

President Ruto on Wednesday called out Sudan’s warring Generals telling them to ‘stop the nonsense’ and called for the African Union (AU) to rethink of better ways to address conflicts in the continent.

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Since last month, around 1,000 people have been killed and nearly a million displaced in Sudan in battles between army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his former deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who leads a paramilitary force.

The United Nations has said more than $3 billion will be needed to provide urgent aid in the conflict-ravaged nation, where one person in three already relied on humanitarian assistance before the war.

The late Mugabe served as the Chairman of the AU in 1997-1998 and, later, as the Chairperson of the AU from 2015 to 2016.

These positions allowed him to exert his influence on African continental affairs and shape the AU’s agenda.

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Some of the notable things he did was advocating for pan-Africanism, which emphasized African unity and self-reliance.

He actively promoted these ideals within the AU, calling for stronger collaboration among African nations to address common challenges and reduce dependence on external powers.

Mugabe openly criticized what he perceived as Western dominance and interference in African affairs. He used platforms within the AU to challenge Western policies and advocate for African autonomy, often expressing his views on issues such as neocolonialism and economic exploitation.

However, he had his shortcomings with some being deemed as controversial especially due to concerns about human rights abuses, democratic governance and economic mismanagement during his tenure as Zimbabwe’s president.

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