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10 phrases which have been popularized by DP Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto has on record referred to himself as a ‘hustler’ who progressively struggled to change his fortune to be where he is currently.

However, through the years he has managed to acquire friends and enemies in equal measure. But through it all he has managed to tickle his supporters with words that are now associated with him. Below are some of the famous ones:

1. Bwana asifiwe

Bwana asifiwe (Praise the Lord) is a term used commonly by born-again Christians, in greeting each other.

2. Tumeelewana

Which also means do we agree, is a term the DP commonly uses to make a point to his followers. He mostly uses it during political rallies

3. Au namna gani?

A question that he asks to see if there is any doubt in those he is talking to, especially when he is selling his manifesto to the citizens.

4. Kusema na kutenda

Which translates to saying and doing, is a term coined by the Jubilee government. Mr Ruto being a member of the Jubilee party uses this term frequently to reiterate the party’ vision.

5. Tuko pamoja?

He also uses this to assure his followers, a word that has now been taken as the Jubilee Party’s slogan.

6. My friend

Some may say that the Deputy President utters the words “my friend” when he is slowly getting riled by someone or something. When in heated debates on live television the phrase easily comes out for the DP when responding to tough question.

7. Inaitwa kujipanga

Mr Ruto usually says this to tell off his enemies and haters who are always questioning how he was able to move up the scales so quickly. He always takes pride of being a son of a peasant to becoming the first Deputy President of Kenya.

8. Yule jamaa wa vitendawili

That guy of proverbs – is a term that is assumed to refer to Cord leader Raila Odinga. This is due to the numerous occasions that Raila uses proverbs for illustration in his speeches.

9. Yule mganga

This is also another disparaging term he uses to refer to Mr Odinga.

10. Yule mtu wake wa mkono

He uses this term to refer to himself, especially when dissing politicians who are more seasoned than him and still haven’t been able to achieve much. Him being the said ‘mtu wa mkono’ has been more successful politically.