DP Ruto: Constitutional changes should be all-inclusive

Deputy President William Ruto says the decision on any constitutional changes should be made by all Kenyans and not just a select few.

Ruto says an all-inclusive approach to the debate will reveal which between the parliamentary and presidential system of governance is suitable for the country.

He, however, says the final decision on any constitutional change should rest with the people.

Speaking in Vihiga County during the Mumboha Hustlers Cup, Luanda, Ruto said citizens from all walks of life should take charge and decide the best system of governance to adopt.

The DP who was accompanied by Hamisi MP Charles Gisome and his counterpart from Ikoolomani Bernard Washiali challenged other leaders to take the lead in uplifting the youth to ensure they positively transform the country.

Meanwhile, a section of political leaders continue to question the rationale behind a move to extend the term of Building Bridges Initiative taskforce after the expiry of its mandate.

A number of leaders from Western Kenya have lamented the decision saying the BBI report should have been left in the hands of technical experts before a final report that is agreeable to all is drafted.

Led by Tongaren Member of Parliament Eseli Simiyu are raising questions over the move by President Uhuru Kenyatta to extend the tenure of Building Bridges Initiative.

The lawmakers insist that the Yusuf Haji co-chaired team should have been allowed to go home while a new team of experts is constituted to polish the document

They called on their colleagues in leadership to stop injecting politics into the matter and instead concentrate in nation-building agenda


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