Musalia Mudavadi has dismissed the hustler narrative and asked Kenyans to embrace hard work to make ends meet.

Speaking during the burial ceremony of the late Mzee Samuel Masikonde, a prominent businessman in Kisiriri Village, Narok County, Mudavadi affirmed that for Kenyans to have a brighter future, everyone must work together to revive the dwindling economy and create room for growth and job creation and not depend on handouts.

He ridiculed the hustler narrative that has been going on in the country as a negative approach towards archiving a prosperous nation.

He added by saying it is now the right time for leaders of this country to get their priorities right by referring to the population trend that is 70% comprising the youth who are either unemployed or underemployed.

“We don’t want Kenya to be a hustling nation, we want Kenya to be a thriving nation, and we should not glorify the hustle and poverty, we need to sweat so that we can thrive as a country," said Mudavadi.

Mudavadi also urged Kenyans to ensure that peace prevails as the country approaches the 2022 elections.

He also pointed out that what Kenyans went through after the 2007 elections should not happen again and urged all political aspirants to put Kenya first before any other political ambitions for us to have a prosperous country.