“I’m not intersted in selfish and self-serving legislation,” H.E Ruto breaks silence

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President William Ruto has put it clear that he is not interested in changing the constitution to remove term limit. Speaking while chairing the UDA parliamentary group meeting at state house, the president said the MPs should prioritize bills that will better the lives of Kenyans

Kenya kwanza leaders met to deliberate their representation of the party at the east African legislation assembly. It is at this meeting that president William Ruto spoke on the burning issue of changing the constitution that so far he has termed as unnecessary

The idea of constitutional change was not received well by the president who termed the move as a selfish one.

President Ruto said he was at the fore front at discreating BBI and anything close to that will not be allowed in his regime. He also insisted he will not be part of anything targeting constitutional change

One of the leaders in the country led a conversation a fortnight ago on amending presidential terms and the president has put it clear that he cannot anticipate that happening under his watch

 “The member of FAFI is merely an attention seeker…he has multiple problems he is supposed to be dealing with, issues of hunger among others. That is not the position of the party, and i speak with authority, there is no such thinking that we need to change the constitution to remove the term limit” said majority whip Silvanus Osoro.

According to article 142 of the 2010 constitution, the president shall hold office for a term beginning on the date of the inauguration and ending when the person elected next president is sworn in.

In the same meeting the president and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua advised all leaders under the Kenya kwanza umbrella to serve the people of Kenya who elected them as per the law

Ruto called on Kenya kwanza leaders not to spend time in what he termed as selfish and self-serving legislation like changing the constitution to remove term limits, saying he cannot be party to it, giving an example of BBI bill that he vehemently oppose.

 “Do not spend your time pushing for selfish and self-serving legislation, like changing the constitution to remove term limits. My focus is service to the people,” Ruto told the MPs.

By Marion Wafula

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