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DP Ruto hosts MCAs at Sugoi, speaks on referendum push

Lennie Croozy
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Deputy President William Ruto shaking hands with some of the MCAs who visited his home on December 28, 2018. [Source/Facebook /William Samoei Ruto]

Deputy President William Ruto on Friday hosted Members of County Assembly (MCAs) from Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and Kakamega counties at his home in Sugoi, Turbo constituency.

The DP used the opportunity to confirm his stand on the ongoing debate about the constitutional amendment saying that he will not support an amendment whose aim is to increase political positions for a few individuals.

”I want to assure you that I will support any discussion on how to enhance devolution and increase its allocation but not to create some positions at the top level alone. I have a right to give my opinion on the proposed referendum just like any other Kenyan. In fact, I have no problem with the presidential or parliamentary system of governance so long as Kenyans decide,” said Ruto as quoted by Citizen Digital

Also present at the event was Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui and Baringo governor Stanley Kiptis. 

The MCAs maintained their stand that they would oppose any constitutional amendment which will interfere with the devolution or reduce the number of elected ward representatives.

There has been an ongoing push for a constitutional change with several proposals having being put on the table among them the introduction of the three-tier government being fronted by the opposition. 

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