President William Ruto has stated that he will not appoint any member of the Opposition (Azimio la Umoja) to his Government.
Speaking on Friday, September 16, the Head of State said that he was happy to note that his competitors had said that they would provide oversight to his Government.
Ruto pointed out that any efficiency of the government is dependent on a strong Opposition.
"We believe the efficiency of any government is dependent on how much we are kept on our toes. We have accepted that we are not going to appoint any member of the opposition into government because we want a vibrant opposition. We want an opposition that will keep the government in check because we have nothing to hide and we want to run an accountable government
“We appreciate their role, we wish them well and but we will play our role as effectively as we can. Let us take the responsibility put on our shoulders by the people of Kenya seriously," Ruto announced.
Ruto was addressing the Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group retreat in Naivasha on Friday.
The Head of State pointed out the important role of the parliament and why they needed to get it right.
"If you don't get it right in Parliament you cannot get it right anywhere else," Ruto said.