Deputy President William Ruto has idirectly accused President Uhuru and Raila Odinga’s attempt at amending the 2010 constitution through BBI bill as selfish and self-serving.
He said those trying to amend the constitution want to fit their needs into the constitution instead of aligning their needs with what the constitution provides.
Speaking at his Karen home on Thursday, June 10 in a meeting with businesspeople fromKiambu, Ruto said some leaders are trying to forcefully incorporate their agenda into the Constitution through a referendum.
Even though he did not mention their names, Ruto has been on the record for accusing Uhuru and Raila of pushing their personal agenda through the BBI.
“Our friends believe that the Constitution and institutions created by the Constitution and the law should facilitate those in power to drive their agenda, and if their agenda is in conflict with the Constitution, they believe the Constitution should be changed,” he said.
Ruto’s sentiments emerge after president Uhuru Kenyatta called out the judiciary for nullification of the BBI report.
According to Uhuru the 5-judge bench prevented the will of the people by stopping BBI ‘Reggae’.
“The decisions should consider the letter of the law, but fundamentally the spirit of the law must also guide them. I say so because the spirit of the law is the light that will illuminate the burden of the choices they make,” he said in hi Madaraka Day address in Kisumu.
By saying that his friends believe ‘institutions created by the Constitution and the law should facilitate those in power to drive their agenda’, Ruto appeared to be hitting out at the executive over its war with the judiciary.
His words come amid heated division between the judiciary and the executive led by President Uhuru over the appointment of 34 out of 41 judges recommended for appointment by the Judicial Service Commission
Law practitioners have accused Uhuru of intentionally disqualifying judges George Odunga and Joel Ngugi because of their role in the nullification of BBI.