Wednesday August 28, 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has said Kenyans should reject a referendum that will increase more seats in the executive that will see the wage bill increase tenfold.

Speaking during the official opening of the Living Room International Hospital in Eldoret, Uasin-Gishu County, on Tuesday, Ruto said the referendum should be to ease burden Kenyans are facing and not to increase it.

The DP said the push for constitutional changes will only make sense if it takes into account the problems facing the people of Kenya.

“These constitutional amendments (referendum) calls should not focus on divisive politics. I would ask that the whole process goes through a transparent progression that is not focused on who wins and who loses. We need a review that is meant to unite all Kenyans without creating camps because for us to move forward, we need to walk together in this journey," Ruto said.

Some political pundits have said Ruto is silently endorsing Punguza Mzigo Initiative by Third Way Alliance party leader, Dr Ekuru Aukot and dismissing Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) spearheaded by President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga.


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