Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday reacted to the proposed amendment bill seeking to prolong the presidential term and create a Prime Minister position. Speaking in Bomet County, he laughed off the bill proposed by Tiaty MP William Kassait Kamket, terming it a waste of precious time that should be used in development; he warned that leaders should shun politics and direct the energy on service delivery.
“Leaders, especially those elected in Jubilee Party, should know that we have a manifesto that needs to be implemented as we promised the people during the last campaigns.
This is why we have no room for politics as we must deliver on our agenda,” he stated.
The DP further pointed out that leaders must demonstrate their commitment to the government’s four-point agenda on food security, affordable housing, access to healthcare and manufacturing.
DP William Ruto (Facebook)
During the event, where he launched construction works on the Teganda-Ndarawet road, he expressed concern that politicians are subjecting Kenyans to 2022 politics when the country has not yet recovered from the 2017 politics.
“As leaders, we should be fair to the people of Kenya who voted for us, by serving them. It’s not time for us to go round talking about changing the Constitution to create some positions and attain our selfish interests at the expense of service delivery.
“Kenyans want roads, hospitals and schools to be built. They want how millions of jobs can be created for them, they want decent houses but not engaging in politics from Sunday to Sunday, January to December or from one year to the other,” the DP remarked.
According to the proposal drafted by the KANU MP, the President will be a ceremonial figure and will serve for a single seven-year term.

The amendment also proposed to scrap off the office of the Deputy President.
The DP was flanked by Energy Cabinet Secretary
Charles Keter, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso , MPs Ronald Tonui (Bomet Central), Beatrice Kones (Bomet East), Ali Wario (Bura) among others.


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