Give us a break, Ruto tells Jubilee critics

December 2, 2013 5:40 am


He said those criticizing the style of the Jubilee Government have neither read the constitution nor the bible on matters of leadership/DPPS
He said those criticizing the style of the Jubilee Government have neither read the constitution nor the bible on matters of leadership/DPPS
MERU, Kenya, Dec 2 – Deputy President William Ruto has said the Jubilee Government will not break the law in the implementation of its programmes.

Ruto said the Government will adhere to the Constitution in the management of the country and will not do business in disregard of the Constitution.

He said those criticizing the style of the Jubilee Government have neither read the constitution nor the bible on matters of leadership, saying they are not sincere in their criticism.

“I want to tell our friends criticizing the way we are managing this country that they have either not read the Bible or the Constitution on matters of leadership,” said Ruto.

The Deputy President assured Kenyans that the Government will respect the institutions created in the Constitution as far as management of the country is concerned.

“It should be clear that the Constitution states that each and every institution in this country should be accountable for what it does. Even in the book of Romans Chapter 14 verse 12, we are told that each one of us will give an account of what he has done,” said Ruto.

He observed that those criticizing the management style of the Jubilee Government are living in the past.

“Those believing that the Government has broken the law in the way it is managing this country are living in the past,” said Ruto.

Speaking at the Jesus House of Praise in Meru town, the Deputy President said the Constitution regards all Kenyans and institutions equally.

“The Constitution protects all citizens of Kenya and we are not implementing anything in disregard of the constitution,” said Ruto.

“The President will be careful to make sure we implement our programmes in line with the constitution to ensure accountability of what we are doing,” added the Deputy President.

He said the national government will work closely with the county government in ensuring service delivery to the people.

Ruto said the Jubilee government has rolled out comprehensive plans to take the country forward especially the development of infrastructure, improvement of food production, ensuring professionalism and modernization of equipment to attain a secure nation to attract investments.

He said plans were also underway to provide the necessary skills for the youth to enable them compete effectively in the labour market.

“I want to assure you of our commitment to transforming the lives of Kenyans. I am sure with God’s help we are confident our plans will lead to the growth of our economy by double digits,” said Ruto.

Ruto was accompanied by his wife Rachel. Others were Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki, Governor Peter Munya, Women Representative Florence Kajuju, Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, MPs Mpuri Aburi (Tigania East), Muthoni Njuki (Igambangombe) and Dawood Rahim (Imenti North) among others.

Murkomen accused the ODM leadership of double-speak and insincerity on issues pertaining to the Kenya Information Communications Amendment (KICA) Act and Judicial Service Commission.

He wondered why ODM legislators have retracted and yet they had supported the passage of the KICA Bill before it was presented to the President.

“Leaders need to be honest and sincere of what they are talking about. ODM leadership met recently and resolved to support the media Bill and we are wondering why they have retracted their earlier resolve,” he said.

Murkomen defended the President against accusations that he went against the Constitution by suspending the six members of JSC.

“The President has not made any mistake by suspending the JSC members. In fact he would have failed in his constitutional duties had he not done has recommended by Parliament,” he said.

Kindiki said they fully support a tribunal to investigate the activities of the six members of the judiciary who have been suspended by the President, saying the Head of State was constitutionally right to do so.

“Even others are opposing the Nyumba Kumi initiative where neighbours are encouraged to know each other. But surely what is wrong with people knowing each other?” asked Kindiki.

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