KENYA: COAST LEADERS ENDORSE DP RUTO FOR 2022 PRESIDENTIAL BID

NAIROBI– A section of political leaders from the Coast region have vowed to support Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid irrespective of their political affiliation.

The endorsement comes in the wake of political uncertainty generated by the clamor for constitutional review by some MPs.

Ruto continued with his tour of the Coast on Saturday reiterating the Government’s pledge to support coast residents in development matters.

Speaking in Kwale during the opening of Mpirani primary school, the Ruto emphasized that the Jubilee government remains committed to addressing the plight of Kenyans irrespective of their political affiliations.

Area leaders took a swipe at ODM leader Raila Odinga whose support in the region has been steadfast saying that his time in politics is over.

The sentiments were echoed at Kombani Township where Ruto issued title deeds and commissioned a class block for Tiwi Girls Secondary school.

This comes even as debate over proposed amendments to the constitution continues to divide public opinion amid sustained push by a section of the political class for a referendum.

Meanwhile, National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale said Jubilee MPs are awaiting direction from President Uhuru Kenyatta on calls for the amendment of the constitution.

Calls to amend the constitution continue to dominate public debate with those pushing for the same saying it could provide the ultimate solution to the perennial problems faced by the Country every election year.

But the proposal which came into focus after the famous handshake between President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga has attracted criticism and praise in equal measure.

A section of MPs claim it is also a plan to scuttle Deputy President William Ruto chances of succeeding President Kenyatta in 2022.

Duale says the jubilee party will seek guidance from its leader President Uhuru Kenyatta and until then, will focus towards the realization of the big four agenda.

This even as Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki dismissed calls for a referendum saying it will only act to overburden the taxpayer.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK