Former Nairobi County Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke has joined Deputy President William Ruto’s political wing the hustler movement’.
Mueke paid the DP a visit at his Karen home in Nairobi on Friday.
In an update on Twitter, Mueke expressed his support for the second in command’s bottom-up economic model.
“Caught up with William Ruto and got to hear first hand how his bottom-up economic model will uplift the majority of Kenyans and grow our economy to a point where we can compete with other well-established economies. I’m truly excited to be part of this journey,” he wrote.
Mueke is the latest partner to join the ‘hustler nation’ as Ruto woes leaders from various parts of the country to support his 2022 presidential bid.
Mueke, on the other hand, is eyeing the Kitui gubernatorial seat in 2022.
It’s not clear, for now, if Mueke has joined Ruto’s affiliate party United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Mueke served as the first deputy governor of Nairobi between 2013 and 2017 then as a member of the Wiper Democratic Movement.
In September 2020, he ditched the Kalonzo Musyoka Wiper party for the little-known UGM party