- He called on politicians to ensure whatever they undertake is aimed at achieving unity and cohesion.
- Leaders who accompanied Mr Ruto called on pro-referendum proponents to reveal areas of the Constitution they want changed.
- Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga said many leaders in Jubilee are not afraid of the referendum.
Deputy President William Ruto has warned politicians against putting the country into an election mode in the quest for a referendum to amend the Constitution.
He said it is wrong to introduce emotive issues that could divide the country along tribal lines and lose track on the development agenda set by the government.
Speaking at Umau stadium in Mbeere South, Embu County where he issued 12,000 title deeds for Gichiche, Riachina and Wachoro adjudication areas, Mr Ruto told Kenyans to avoid politicians keen on gaining mileage by escalating issues of national interest.
He called on politicians to ensure whatever they undertake is aimed at achieving unity and cohesion.
“Political competition ended long time ago and what is important is to deliver on development projects. Don’t agree to be divided by politicians who don’t have any development track record and are only interested in politics between elections.
“The government belongs to all of us whether you voted for us or not. Umeona hata yule mtu wa kitendawili sasa tunafanya na yeye (you have seen that even the opposition chief Raila Odinga is working with us),” said Mr Ruto.
Leaders who accompanied Mr Ruto called on the pro-referendum proponents to reveal the areas they want changed so that Kenyans can interrogate them and make an informed decision.