Deputy President William Ruto has opposed the creation of a prime minister position in the constitution.
The deputy president said that the constitution should serve Kenyans but not a few rich people.
“We should focus on changing the economy but not the constitution,” Ruto said.
The DP was addressing Githunguri residents in Kiambu county during a weekend tour accompanied by Mount Kenya politicians.
“Before we change the constitution, let us change the economy first so that people can good lives. We want jobs and business opportunities but not positions,” Ruto said.
He drummed up the support for UDA saying that it’s the new party that will serve Kenyans better.
“Jubilee is in tatters, being run by auctioneers. We will join a party that is ready to serve us better,” Ruto said.
The DP drummed up support for his bottom-up economic model.
“I have supported Uhuru in the last ten years but now I am working with mama mboga, traders, women, and youths. Everyone should respect my choice,” Ruto said.
He said the model intends to empower all Kenyans irrespective of age, class, status, race or tribe.
“The Bottom-Up Economic Model that we are advocating is premised on a candid and genuine conversation that puts women and young people at the centre of our country’s economy,” Ruto said.
Ruto’s was responding to the critics of the bottom-up economic model.
The Mps included Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu MP), Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu MP) and Njuguna Wanjiku (Kiambaa) among others.
Ruto said that women ad youths have been marginalised in the current economic model despite their huge potential in the transformation of Kenya.
“The two groups (Women and Youths) have remained marginalized despite their huge potential in the transformation of Kenya,” the DP said when he engaged small traders at Kakamega market.