A section United Democratic Alliance (UDA) MPs are on the move to scrap the presidential term limit, a lawmaker has revealed.
Fafi MP Salah Yakub, during a relief food distribution drive in Garissa County over the weekend, revealed that the UDA MPs want Section 2A of the Constitution reviewed to allow a president to learn for a four terms 5-year limit and lock out anyone above 75-years-old.
Should that come in place, President William Ruto, 55, will have an opportunity to seek reelection for four terms or 20 years, although the UDA leader has not shown intention of such.
The name of the MPs fronting the idea have not been revealed by Mr. Yakub but he said the proposers are about to draft a constitutional amendment Bill and forward it to Parliament.
“We want to tell Kenyans that the limit on two terms should be relooked. We want it to be changed to an age limit where when one gets to 75 years then he or she cannot contest”.
“We will come up with an amendment Bill to try to change this because we want the requirement to be on age limit and not terms. If a president is doing a good job, then he or she should not be limited by the terms,” he added.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.