President Uhuru Kenyatta has chided his critics over supporting his friend turned foe, his Deputy William Ruto for the 2022 succession plan.
On the first day of his four-day tour of Central region, President Kenyatta told his backyard that at no point has he ever said that he would not back his deputy for the top seat.
“I have never said I will not support William Ruto; why do you keep insulting me? Yes, I said kumi kumi, yangu kumi iliisha lini? (I said 10-10, but when did my 10 years end?), President Kenyatta posed.
He went on: “I have been busy with work, doing what you asked me to do. The rest have been making noise.”
President Kenyatta told the Ward reps hat BBI is not meant to fight or help anyone politically, but rather to help Kenyans, adding that he will use his remaining time in office to ensure there is no more bloodshed after elections.
“Pass the BBI bill for it will help those who voted for you,” Kenyatta said. .
The Head of State dangled more goodies to the MCAs that they will receive ward funds if BBI goes through and even if they disagree with their governors, they will still have money to work and do development for the people who elected them.
“Don’t be misled. Don’t be divided. The proposed constitutional amendments will benefit the region, including the representation and sharing of resources,” he said.
At the the meeting dubbed Sagana III, the MCAs were taken through the BBI document by lawyer Tom Macharia.
The president is on his four-day visit to the region, where he is expected to drum up full support to the BBI and scheduled to meet with leaders from the region at Sagana State Lodge.
The closed-door meeting, whose main agenda is development, will be open to all invited Central Kenya leaders.
President Kenyatta will also launch several completed national government development projects and inspect ongoing programmes.
The President’s itinerary on the inspection of projects and the meet-the-people visits will be shared with the media by the office on a rolling basis.