Respect the Constitution, DP Ruto tells leaders as BBI case hearing takes centre stage
Deputy President William Ruto has called on leaders to respect the Constitution and allow rule of law to take its course in the running of the country.
Speaking in his Karen office on Tuesday when he met a delegation from Narok County, the DP said the law should not be used to pursue personal interests.
"We are all duty-bound to respect the Constitution to guarantee an equal, just and fair society.
"Whatever we pursue, it must be guided by the needs of the public rather than personal interests," he said.
The DP spoke as Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Referendum Bill case was being heard in the Court of Appeal.
Since the inception of the BBI idea, DP's position on the same has remained clear.
He has minced no words in faulting the initiative’s co-drivers — President Uhuru Kenyatta and his ‘Handshake’ partner Raila Odinga -— and their lieutenants.
According to Ruto, BBI is nothing but a lopsided priority and a waste of time and resources.
At some point, he even dared to “stop the BBI reggae”, accusing some of its promoters as enemies of his presidential ambitions for next year.
Ruto led millions of Kenyans in celebrating the judgement by a five-judge High Court bench that sought to stop the BBI process.
For him it was a vindication of some sort.
On May 13 at 11:54am, he tweeted: “There is God in heaven who loves Kenya immeasurably. May God's name be praised forever.”
The tweet attracted tens of thousands of Likes and Retweets on Twitter.
The leaders who accompanied the grassroots delegation from Narok County to DP's Karen residence were Ken Aramat (Narok East), Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West), Soipan Tuya (Narok) and Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Karen, Nairobi County.