President William Ruto has rejected calls for a referendum as far as the implementation of key proposals of the National Dialogue Committee proposal is concerned.

In a memorandum to the Speakers of the National and Senate Assemblies, the President said the country is on the recovery path following a hard-fought 2022 elections.

”I am sensitive to the current state of our nation, which is settling down after a long season of vigorous political mobilisation,” the President said in the memoranda dated December 9, 2023.

“For this reason, it is important that we endeavour to pursue only those pathways to institutional changes by means which do not entail the resumption of disruptive and potentially divisive mobilisation for a referendum, or campaigning.”

President Ruto noted it was not prudent for the country to leverage existing institutional frameworks in implementing the key proposals.