Ruto wants Office of Opposition created, funded by taxpayers

Written by on 7 August 2023

President William Ruto has announced that he is ready to have the official Office of the Opposition entrenched in law, funded by taxpayers.

In an interview with Inooro TVRuto said that the opposition rejected the proposal, and instead opted to go for demonstrations.

“I have told them I am ready to support. Let the leader of the opposition have an office which is funded by the state and its work will be correcting the government. Oversight is not enmity but helping the government to do the work it was elected to do,” Ruto said.

“I support the Office of the Leader of Opposition as part of improving governance in our country, as part of making sure that Kenyans can hold their government to account using the opposition. I am in great support.”

Ruto said that he is ready to have a dialogue with the opposition on a number of issues, including the reconstitution of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

He also said he is ready to dialogue on the fulfilment of two-thirds gender rule, the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) and the Senate Oversight Fund.

However, Ruto said that he is not ready to dialogue about the cost of living, which Azimio has listed as a priority in the national dialogue.

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