Editor's Review

"Najua wakenya mamilioni wamejipanga na simu," President William Ruto.

President William Ruto said on Wednesday, November 30, that 160,000 Kenyans tried to access the Hustler Fund before he officially launched the product.

Speaking during the launch at Green Park Terminus, Nairobi, the Head of State said the Kenyans were curious to see if the funds were really available.

President Ruto said that he was happy that his dream during the campaigns leading up to the August General Election finally came to fruition.

"Leo mimi nafurahi ya kwamba hiyo ndoto amabayo tuliongea na wakenya wakati wa campaign ya  uchaguzi leo itatimia. Najua wakenya mamilioni wamejipanga na simu. Nimeambiwa tayari hapa ya kwamba wakenya 160,000 tayari wamejaribu kutafuta kama hii pesa iko," President Ruto said.

He maintained that the Fund was going to equalize every Kenyan, urging Kenyans not to abuse it.

President William Ruto during the launch of the Hustler Fund.

The Head of State said that loan defaulters who had been locked out of the credit system had been given a second chance and asked to use it well.

"A friend of mine keeps telling me that every angel has a past and every sinner has a future. So even if in the past you have not been good at credit and you have been locked out of the credit system, the Hustler Fund is giving you a second chance. 

"That's why we said in the Hustler Fund nobody will be excluded as everyone will be given a chance. I want to ask those of you who will be given a second chance, please do not abuse that second chance," the Head of State said.

Kenyans can access funds as low as Sh500 and as high as Sh50,000 in the Hustler by dialing *254# across all mobile network operators in the country.