Ruto: We failed in Uhuru’s last term because we did not involve our MPs

President William Ruto has said that the last administration failed in the last five years because it never involved legislators in its plans. Ruto who was deputy to former President Uhuru Kenyatta said that Parliament is very important for the government’s success.

“The reason why we didn’t do so well in the last 5 years was that we didn’t engage our legislators, our legislators knew very little about our plan. That is why we must start here, you must understand & be the ones to champion our plan for it to succeed,” Ruto said.

The President was speaking when he addressed Kenya Kwanza MPs who are meeting in Naivasha to agree on their agenda in Parliament.

Ruto used the opportunity to dismiss claims that he would appoint opposition members into his Cabinet adding that Azimio has its tole to play.

“We are not going to appoint any member of the opposition into government because we want a vibrant opposition, we want an opposition that will keep the government in check. We want to run an accountable government; we have nothing to hide,” the President said.

Ruto said that during the retreat, his team will take the MPs through the Kenya Kwanza plans for all sectors so that they understand what needs to be done.

“The housing plan is a must-do. It will create millions of jobs for our young people and sort out our housing challenges… We will require you to make some adjustments to the law so that we can implement that plan,” Ruto said.

He noted that there was a poor saving culture in Kenya where the government spends a lot on what is not needed and what is not beneficial to Kenyans.

“We are among the least savers in our continent, Tanzania has a better saving culture than us, Uganda has a bigger pension scheme than ours… We have no option but to change this country,” Ruto said.

The President added that there must be proper spending by the government to ensure that Kenyans get value for their taxes.

He also touched on security saying that the National Police Service was now getting its independence after Treasury designated the Inspector-General of Police as the Accounting Officer.

“Now that the NPS has an independent budget we expect improved security in the country, a scaling up of the fight against corruption, and that cattle rustling and conflict among communities will be dealt with firmly and decisively,” Ruto said.

He also urged MPs to work together saying; “To the seniors who are here, let’s mentor the newcomers. Don’t harass the young ones, show them how CDF works, show them how committees work.”

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