DP William Ruto speaks on creation of Prime Minister's Position

Henrietta Strickland
March 5, 2018

Deputy President William Ruto has urged leaders to keep off 2022 succession talks and focus more on service delivery.

The DP, who spoke Sunday during a fundraiser for Missionary College in Eldoret, said citizens had given leaders an opportunity to lead and cautioned against the 2002 debate.

Ruto told leaders to stop debates about the 2022 General Election and dedicate their energies to serving Kenyans who voted for them.

Deputy President William Ruto has broken his silence on the Bill tabled in parliament seeking to create the Prime Minister's position.


"Between now and 2022, we should focus on developmental agenda because there are millions of Kenyans who are looking up to us for transformation of industries, need for universal healthcare and those who are first time home owners".

In his proposal, Mr Kamket wants a change in the Constitution that will see the scraping of the office of Deputy President and creation of a powerful Prime Minister, his deputies and a ceremonial president.

Addressing wananchi in Sibiliwet Stadium in Bomet County after launching the construction work on the Teganda- Ndarawet- Isaik road, on Saturday, Mr Ruto said the country was subjected to a long electioneering period past year and that it was time to focus on development.

"It's immoral and unacceptable to continue putting the country in an election mood". We should change Kenya through industrialization.

He warned legislators elected on the Jubilee Party to avoid politics and be in the frontline in ensuring the Jubilee government delivers on its promise to Kenyans.

On Thursday 1st March 2018, the Dp hosted a group of religious leaders at his Karen office after which he generously shared numerous photos of them together and on his twitter he posted, "With religious leaders at the Karen office, Nairobi".

Governor Laboso said the community was firmly behind the Jubilee Administration under the leadership of President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto.

He was accompanied by Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago, Senator Margaret Kamar, MPs Oscah Sudi (Kapseret), William Chepkut (Ainabkoi), Caleb Kositany (Soy) John Mburu (Lari), Janet Sitienei (Turbo) and former Cabinet minister Henry Kosgey.

"The debate around the change in the Constitution must stop because we were done with the elections a year ago", said the MP.

Mr Chepkut also asked the National Cereals and Produce Board to quickly farmers for their deliveries so they can plant early and pay school fees.

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