• Gachagua said the critics are rich and they can see the amounts being disbursed as little but it goes a long way in impacting lives in the grassroots.

• His remarks come after Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna urged Kenyans to borrow the money and default on paying.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua
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Rigathi Gachagua, the deputy President has told off critics of the recently launched Hustler Fund.

Speaking on Saturday, the DP said those talking ill of the fund in TV stations should go to the ground to see the impact the fund is making.

He said the critics are rich and they can see the amounts being disbursed as little but it goes a long way in impacting lives in the grassroots.

"The people discussing Hustler Fund on TV, get out of there and come to the ground. A loan of Sh1,000 can change the life of youth here in Maragwa," Gachagua said.

"Let the rich know that they might see Sh1,000 as little money but for someone who sells mutura, the money can give up to three days stock."

His remarks come after Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna urged Kenyans to borrow the money and default on paying.

Sifuna said they would face no punishment if they defaulted.

"I encourage Kenyans to take the Hustler Fund. There’s no legal recourse for the government to come after them because of not paying back," he said.

The fund was launched on Wednesday at the Green Park bus terminus by President William Ruto.

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