Ruto urged legislators to work together and come up with modalities to minimise non-essential spending.
“I ask you to be understanding and to work with what is possible,” he said.
In his previous meeting with journalists at State House in Nairobi Ruto highlighted the government’s efforts to reduce the cost of food, including revoking maize subsidies, importing 1.5 million bags of fertilizers, and stopping cartels and brokers that inflate prices.
He also announced plans to import over 10 million bags of maize and make use of public land to produce food.
“We must work methodically to solve the current high cost of food. It will take time to revert this crisis of a packet of maize flour costing Sh230,” he said.