Deputy President William Ruto has slammed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rotational presidency remarks yet again.
Speaking in Bomet County on Friday 15 January 2021, the second in command who was accompanied by the County’s Governor Isaac Ruto argued that those rooting for the rotational presidency should rethink.
He maintained that Kenyans do not want rotational leadership that arrived through ethnicity or clans.
He added that they want leaders to be elected on account of their vision, plan, and manifesto.
“We want to tell those telling us about the rotational presidency or rotational leadership that we are not interested in leadership that is arrived at through rotary on ethnicity or clan or other petty issues,” he said.
The second in command also hit out at those who were pushing for Constitutional change through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) stating that Kenyans know what is important and what is not.
He pointed out that Kenyans know that changing the constitution and the creation of additional positions and seats for a few politicians is not a priority at the moment.
He argued that the focus right now is to attend to the needs of the ordinary people and the economy to make sure that every hustle counts.
William Ruto was accompanied by Governors Hillary Barchok (Bomet), Paul Chepkwony (Kericho), MPs Christopher Lang’at (Bomet), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Joyce Korir (Woman Rep, Bomet).
Joseph Limo (Kipkelion East), Hillary Kosgei (Kipkelion West), Nelson Koech (Belgut), Dominic Kosgei (Sotik), Feisal Bader (Msambweni), Brighton Yegon (Konoin), Gideon Koskei (Chepalungu), Beatrice Kones (Bomet East) and Ronald Tanui (Bomet Central).
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Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West), Vincent Kimose (West Mugirango), Joash Nyamoko (North Mugirango), David Ole Sankok (nominated), Soipan Tuya (Narok), Halima Mucheke (nominated), Rehema Jaldesa (Isiolo), Johana Ng’eno (Emurua Dikirr) and Charles Nyachae (Judge of the East African Court of Justice).
Last weekend during the burial of Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi’s mother Mama Hannah, President Uhuru Kenyatta hinted that it was time for another community to lead the country.
His suggestion received backlash from a section of leaders especially those allied to the Deputy President who accused him of bringing the “tribe topic” ahead of the 2022 general elections.
DP Ruto also weighed in on the issue saying that he was not going to let the country go into war like what was witnessed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence