President Ruto opens 13th Parliament

Thursday September 29 2022
William Ruto

Kenyan President William Ruto flanked by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula (left) and Senate Speaker Amason Kingi (right) addresses the 13th Parliament on September 29, 2022. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NMG

By The EastAfrican

Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday addressed a joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate, the first address he has made to Parliament as president.

President Ruto congratulated members for being elected and chosen to lead the country and called for their cooperation in making effective laws to lead the country.

He told the 13th Parliament that he wants to transform the country, promising to "lead and administration dedicated to just" governance, and he will be a "loyal, hardworking and devoted president for every Kenyan."

Dr Ruto also said that there need to be drastic changes in financial management in government to stem runaway debt.

The President's speech was accompanied by well-timed stomping of feet by members as he moved from one subject to the other.