DP William Ruto has revealed that he would like to serve for only seven years if he is elected as president come 2022. His revelation took many by surprise since he had been known to be up against the amendment of the constitution where the president will serve a nonrenewable 7-year term.
In March 2018, he accused those who were behind the move of being blinded by selfish interests instead of focusing their energies on service delivery.
“It’s not time for us to go round talking about changing the Constitution to create some positions and attain our selfish interests at the expense of service delivery,” said DP Ruto.
However, it seems Ruto has now warmed up to the idea given his latest sentiments. If the new plans are passed, it will mean that the DP President will leave office in 2029 and not in 2032 as was the plan.
As part of the new plan, the deputy president will hold fewer harambees, support the Big 4 agenda and have a less aggressive approach.
The new members of his new kitchen cabinet are; ODM Deputy Leader Wycliffe Oparanya, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, former Tinderet MP Henry Kosgey, and former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto.