Ruto is trying to introduce BBI through the back door.
Kipruto Kirwa argued that president Ruto is trying to introduce the collapsed Building bridges initiative indirectly.
Kirwa who is the former cherangany member of parliament cited that most things the president has done, doing or plans to do, were part of the proposed Building Bridges initiative(BBI).
For instance,the creation of the prime minister post was part of the BBI objectives.
Kirwa said,”Ruto created position of Prime cabinet secretary without the two deputies and he is now creating positions of assistant ministers calling them Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS).”
The former legislator further stated that, the government is planning on amending parliamentary standing orders that will enable Cabinet Secretaries to respond to questions on the floor of the house.
Kirwa said,”They are saying ministers will be going to parliament to be questioned which takes us to what BBI was saying that a certain proportion of ministers should come from Members of Parliament.”
Earlier, the president had stated that he has discussed with the members of parliament, to have the proposal amended.
The president said,”It has not been possible for cabinet secretaries to be interrogated by the legislators. Some members of parliament have been answering questions in parliament.”
The president added that upon implementation, the cabinet secretaries will be able, to answer questions pertaining their line of duty.
President Ruto said,”You need to interact with them so that they can understand what you are doing in the ministry and some of the questions you could answer over a cup of tea within the premises of a parliament.”