After the tug-of-war between Kenya kwanza and Azimio la umoja, it is a relief for the opposition as President William Ruto has confirmed his intention to strengthen executive management by creating an official office for the leader of the Opposition.
This is happening after the opposition has taken a strong position in the series of protests that they claim is to pressure the government to reduce the cost of living that has choked many Kenyans. Speaking in Bungoma, the President said the powerful office will enable the opposition to carry out its oversight duties by the law and the Constitution.
“I have no problem with our brothers in the opposition but they should work according to the constitution,” Ruto said.
Speaking during a church service in Bungoma on Sunday, Ruto said he is committed to ensuring that the leader of the Opposition has a fully functioning office.
“If they want the office of the leader of the Opposition, I am ready for the Kenyan government to fund it so that they can give information from morning to evening criticizing the government,” he said. ”When they criticize me and find that I have made some mistakes, I will correct that.”
The establishment of the office is part of the issues that the Kenya kwanza camp has submitted to be discussed by the National Negotiations Committee. Although some people do not support the issue of cooperation between the two sides to bring peace.
The committee is expected to sign its negotiating framework this week in a bid to officially start talks between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio Union.
“I will not accept the destruction of public and private property through riots and demonstrations and economic sabotage, I will not accept that,” he said. “That is against the constitution, against the law, against democracy and the law, so we must all agree to live within the law”.