Ruto Sends Early Warning to Politicians Pushing for Referendum

Deputy President William Ruto.PHOTO/COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto has sent an early warning to political leaders pushing for constitutional changes which he has severally declared himself an opposer.

Dr Ruto warned the politicians against turning the country into chaos with their quest for the constitutional change. Ruto argued that the referendum calls can be negotiated amicably without being used as a tool to disrupt the country’s unity and divide Kenyans into groups of opposers and losers.

“Quest for constitutional change should not divide Kenyans into groups of winners and losers. We can talk to each other so that every Kenyan feels part of the process. We want a situation whereby every Kenyan becomes a winner”, Ruto said.

The second in command was speaking in Uasin Gishu County during the launch of the Living Room International Hospital Eldoret, which is set to specialize in palliative care.

It is during the same event where the DP called on Kenyans to resist negative influence from politicians whose aim is to divide the country.

During a TV interview last month, the Deputy President called on proponents of Constitution change to harmonise their proposals.

Referring to Ekuru Aukot’s referendum Bill dubbed Punguza Mizigo, Dr Ruto accused proponents of law reforms of bombarding the public with multiple processes.

“A referendum that addresses the needs of wananchi and eases their burden is the way to go. The two sides that are fronting issues for a public vote ought to sit, deliberate and prosecute key matters that will be put to Kenyans,” he said.

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