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Laughter as Ruto Makes Fun of Raila's Man Opiyo Wandayi in Mombasa Meeting

There were moments of laughter on Monday afternoon in Mombasa when President William Ruto made a request to the leader of the Minority in the National Assembly Opiyo Wandayi.

Speaking when addressing the National Assembly Post-Election Seminar in Mombasa County, Ruto supported his decision to have his CSs appear before National Assembly MPs to answer questions concerning their ministries.

Ruto said he is not planning to change the constitution but is planning to improve it by having all his cabinet members responsible and answerable to the people's representatives.

There was laughter when Ruto urged Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi to consider inviting him to the minority caucus so that he can explain to them the advantages of having his CS answer questions in parliament.

"It was not about a decision to change the constitution but accountability which I strongly believe in. All I am asking is for you to better much more effectively o be able to discharge your oversight responsibility. I recently attended a meeting of the majority caucus and was able to confirm the value of this practice. hope Opiyo Wandayi will also welcome me to the minority caucus to also have a conversation," joked Ruto amid laughter from the house

Ruto said by having his cabinet secretaries answer questions before National Assembly is fundamental to the transparency and accountability of the government. He said this will help improve parliamentary effectiveness in oversight and representation.

He said this does not require any amendment of the constitution as alleged by the opposition, adding that it instead fulfills the threshold of accountability mandated by the constitution.

"I have MPs to move in speed and inspect appropriate amendment of standing orders once the house resumes so that article 1534B is effected.

He said he was part of the constitution decision makers on whether the country will go parliamentary way or presidential saying the people decided unanimously that they want to elect their president. He said they have to refine the presidential way that people chose.

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