Deputy Presiden William Ruto is against the bid by his rivals to amend the Political Parties Act claiming it will result in the country having a puppet leader.
He said this during a tour in Garissa Township as he continued to drum up support for his presidential bid come 2022.
According to him, if the new constitutional changes are enacted, Kenya will have a president who will only be answerable to a few wealthy individuals and not the people of Kenya.
“You have started another scheme that you want to select for us a puppet who serves the interest of a few rich people so that you can install him to run the affairs of a nation to the detriment of millions of Kenyans,” Ruto said.
“We are telling you, the people of Kenya, will not accept a puppet president that serves the interest of a few rich people. The people of Kenya will elect their president who serves the interest of every Kenyan irrespective of their financial status, the community they come from or their religion because we believe in a united country.”
The Deputy President insists that this is a plan to divide the nation and bring back the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) instead of using the same efforts to better the country.
He also added that despite their ill plans and motives, it is the people of Kenya who will elect the president, someone they can resonate with and someone who understands their struggles.
“Tunawaambia watajua hawajui kwa sababu Wakenya wataamua kiongozi wao na rais ambaye atashugulikia Wakenya wote bila ya kujali ati maskini au tajiri ni nani na kwa sabau tunataka umoja katika taifa letu la Kenya,” he stated.