Outspoken MP faults Ruto as referendum debate rages on


Outspoken MP faults Ruto as referendum debate rages on
Tiaty MP Kassait Kamket PHOTO/COURTESY: Twitter

In Summary

  • ODM MP William Kamket has faulted Ruto in the going referendum debate saying there is nothing wrong with creating additional posts including that of the prime minister
  • Kamket was responding to Ruto's concern that the referendum had been hijacked by selfish politicians looking to assign themselves leadership positions

Tiaty MP William Kamket has dismissed DP Ruto’s concerns that the coming referendum may be a call to create additional seats for politicans.

The outspoken legislator said that Kenyans are craving for a change in the constituition-including adding more posts

“Why are some people saying we want to give others seats? What is wrong with that? Even if we decide others be Prime Minister, what is the matter?” the MP quipped.

The retort came after Ruto accused Raila’s camp of trying to scuttle Jubilee’s agenda for development by creating additional posts to join the government.

In June of 2018, the MP had accused Ruto of taking advantage of the Uhuru-Raila truce and was attempting to woo coast residents ahead of the 2022 General Election.

He called on the largely opposition region to reject Ruto’s plans and instead, rally behind the president.

Although Ruto has previously said that he supports the referendum if it seeks to ease the burden on the taxpayer, he has been wary of leaders trying to create a back-door and joining the government.

Speaking in Bungoma last week, Ruto asked politicians to focus on development and service delivery instead instead of investing in selfish interests.

“We need to focus on service delivery to the people. The ongoing rhetoric is idle talk and it should not be allowed to continue. The public is waiting for improved services,” Ruto said.

He was backed by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula who claimed that the referendum call had been hijacked by selfish politcians seeking to assign themselves seats.

Already the 14-member Building Bridges team is raring to hit the ground next week to seeks public opinion that will set the referendum agenda on course.

 

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