President William Ruto made his maiden address to the 13th Parliament on Thursday.
This was in accordance with article 132(1) of the constitution.
While addressing the joint opening session of National Assembly and the Senate, the president tactfully hit at his preelection opponent Raila Odinga and the Azimio faction.
“The sitting Deputy President became the candidate of the opposition and the leader of opposition became the candidate of the government,” the president said.
“The opposition candidate won the election and became President and the President became the leader of the opposition. That’s the beauty of our democracy.”
Since the March 2018 handshake between former president Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga, Ruto claimed his position as DP was taken over by Odinga.
Meanwhile, the president on Thursday proposed the renaming of the Kenya Revenue Authority.
In his proposal, he said the renaming will be part of a culture change to make the authority people friendly.
“We want to make it a people-friendly, customer-centric organisation. I am of the view that we rename it The Kenya Revenue Service in line with the proposed transformation,” Ruto said.