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Why President Ruto’s ‘hustlers’ are angry, restless

UDA Presidential Candidate William Ruto addressing his supporters at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi on August 6, 2022 during a Campaign rally. 

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Since July, the Kenya Kwanza administration has implemented new tax policies, including an increase in the levy of monthly salaries.
  • President Ruto has found it difficult to make quick gains as the ordinary mwananchi or 'hustler' feel short-changed.