President William Ruto this afternoon made a surprise visit to the parliament buildings. The president reportedly had lunch with the speakers of both houses at the members lounge.
Videos shared online show that the head of state was warmly received and seen of by Members of Parliament who were present.
The MPs were on a lunch break before heading back to their respective houses for the afternoon session of the house proceedings.
A source claims that Ruto opted to have lunch in parliament after his motorcade was allegedly caught up in traffic.
“President Ruto made a surprise visit to the parliament after his motorcade got stuck in traffic, took lunch with members before leaving for other duties,” the source said.
Narok senator Ledama Ole Kina however claimed that the president had another motive as to why he surprisingly showed up in parliament.
Taking to social media, Ledama claimed that Ruto wants a parliamentary system of governance since there is no other concrete reason for him to appear in parliament now..
“I strongly believe that the President of Kenya @WilliamsRuto wants a parliamentary system of Government. Why is he in parliament right now? Let’s just implement BBI and change this thing once and for all,” the senator said.
A section of Kenyans also claim that Ruto’s move proves that the executive is keen on interfering with the legislature and it will influence the decision of which team is the majority in parliament.
Ruto’s parliamentary visit comes just a day after the majority and minority coalition debate in the National Assembly.
MPs on Tuesday debated on the issue that is expected to be solved by the Speaker Moses Wetang’ula so that MPs can fully embark on duties such as vetting cabinet secretary nominees.