Former Bomet governor, Isaac Ruto has called for amendment of the constitution with more openings at the top leadership structure.
Accordingly, Ruto has told Kenyans to brace for an amended constitution that will capture the aspirations of all the 43 tribes in the country ahead of 2022 general election.
While presiding over two different funds drives for Africa Gospel Church (AGC) at Kapsoit market, Ainamoi constituency in Kericho on Saturday, the Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader said this country needs several slots created at the helm as opposed to the current where the winning president takes it all.
The former governor said for the sake of averting future political feuds like 2007/8 Post election Violence scenarios, the losing presidential candidate should be slotted in the new governance structure and must attend the swearing in ceremony of the winning president to ensure that unity and peace in the country is not disrupted.
Ruto suggested that cabinet secretaries be drawn from elected members of the national assembly for the purpose of reducing duplications in national and county governments operations.
“Kenya, unlike before needs a weak president with two deputies, a powerful prime minister with two deputies so that minority tribes can have their slots in future governments” Rutto told church leaders during the two church fundraisers
Accompanied by the Director of Geothermal Development Authority, Ann Too at AGC church in Kapsoit, Rutto said for marginalized and small tribes to have representation in governance, deputy presidents and prime ministers should be given some of the top leadership positions.
At Kamasian, Ruto who was in company of former Kipkelion Member of the National Assembly, Magerer Kiprono Langat said there was need to devolve at least 45 percent of resources from the national government to the county government.
“For the county governments to spur economic growth and create jobs for the unemployed youth, at least 45 per cent of natural resources should be rolled down from the national treasury to counties,” the former governor said.
By Dominic Cheres