BY CORRESPONDENT,THARAKA NITHI,6TH OCT 2018-Deputy president William Ruto has changed tune and announced that he will back the call for referendum.
Ruto who until Saturday maintained the push was motivated by selfish interest now wants the question and date for the referendum set. The Deputy President said that those who lose this time round must accept defeat.
He added that he will support the agenda if it will ease the burden for Kenyans. “We have no problem with the referendum. Our problem is hypocrisy and conman-ship, to tell us the referendum was agreed during the handshake, you are lying to us,” he said. Ruto was speaking during a fundraiser in Tharaka Nithi County and maintained he would oppose the changes it was to create a post for ODM leader Raila Odinga.
The calls to change the constitution has been strongly advocated for by Ruto’s nemesis Raila Odinga, especially on the structure of government and over representation. “The push for a referendum is real and inevitable.
Those working to scuttle the process are living in denial. It’s like the croaking of a frog that will not stop the cow from drinking water,” the former prime minister said in Migori County on Thursday. “I am actually surprised that some people are opposed to constitutional changes. We must hold a referendum to seek people’s views on the quest to change the Constitution,” he added.