Senator Cherargei on scrapping presidential term limit: "I shall support in the Senate"
- Senator Samson Cherargei says that Kenyans should not be quick in dismissing Fafi MP Yakub Salah's suggestion to scrap presidential term limit, adding that he will support a bill that seeks the same.
- MP Yakub said that a section of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) MPs is planning to change the two-term limit on the presidency and replace it with a 75 years age limit.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei now says that in the event a constitutional amendment bill seeking to scrap the two-term presidential limit comes to the Senate, he will support it.
In a sentiment that will definitely not stand well with fellow United Democratic Alliance (UDA) members, Senator Cherargei urged citizens not to be quick in dismissing Fafi MP Salah Yakub who revealed that plans to introduce the bill in Parliament are underway.
"UDA is an epitome of democracy & rule of law. Hon. Salah Yakub is within his right to push this amendment let's listen first, I shall support in the Senate," Cherargei says.
The lawyer by profession also says that it might not be today or tomorrow, but the bill to remove presidential term limits will definitely come up in future.
"This is a conversation that might happen in future by Kenyans on scrapping off term limit of a President," adds the senator.
MP Yakub alleged that a section of UDA MPs is planning to change the two-term limit on the presidency and replace it with a 75 years age limit.
The UDA Party and other top leaders, including Chairperson Johnson Muthama and Majority Whip in National Assembly Sylvanus Osoro, have distanced themselves from these claims, terming them as personal and has nothing to do with the ruling party.
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