President William Ruto Sunday responded to remarks by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga over his achievements in 100 days in office.
Odinga issued a road-to-nowhere mark on the performance adding the government has failed to honor the promises it made during the campaign period.
He rated the government at 4/10.
On Sunday, Ruto said he was happy that the opposition is on its toes and that they are rightfully discharging their duty of checking and balancing the government.
He spoke at an interdenominational Christmas service in Uasin Gishu.
Ruto said his government is committed to fulfilling its promises and building a better nation.
“I urge Kenyans to join me in building the nation. I am happy that those in the opposition are tackling what is on their side,” said Ruto.
“I see they are trying to correct us and that is okay, they have given us marks, that is fine and that is the way to go. My joy is that we have an opposition that is working for Kenyans and I assure them that we are ready to work so that the nation moves forward.”
He explained why his promises have slowed down since taking office, noting that he opted to first tackle the ailing economy so that he can build the nation from an independent economic foundation.
“The foundation is as important as what we want to achieve. And that is why I have made the decision that before I do anything else I should build the economic foundation,” said Ruto.
“We all know that our economy had a lot of challenges. We were using 65 percent of our tax to repay debts. And that is why I have said that the debt foundation must be over soon.”
Ruto told the opposition to tone down their attacks against the government and wait for the economy to stabilize.
“So those who are trying to rush me I want to ask them that let’s go slow. Let us first plan the economy of Kenya to be on the right footing.”
The meeting was attended by tens of locals.