Why I will not appoint opposition members to the cabinet, President William Ruto explains

Absconding Duty

Speaking to the newly-sworn in legislators in Naivasha, the president also warned the Kenya Kwanza affiliated MPs against absconding duty and skipping parliamentary sessions.

He said that a huge responsibility had been bestowed upon them by Kenyans, which they could not forfeit.

"This position is a premium stage. Why look for a premium stage and then abscond? It is not a market for potatoes...It is somewhere to articulate issues important to your constituents, your party, and to develop this country," said Ruto.