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Kenya: Focus on Delivery, Not Self Serving Legislation – President Ruto on Term Limit Extension

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Nairobi — President William Ruto has broken his silence on the plans by a legislator within his political fold to extend the presidential term limits.

President Ruto who chaired the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) parliamentary group meeting Wednesday castigated the plans describing the as ‘selfish’ and instead urged legislators to focus on issues that serve Kenyans.

“Do not spend your time pushing for selfish & self-serving legislation, like changing the Constitution to remove term limits, my focus is service to the people,” he told the MPs.

Fafi MP Salah Yakub has caused a storm by proposing that the two-term Presidential limit in the Constitution be replaced with an age limit of 75 years.

Yakub who threatened to sponsor a bill to effect his proposal stated that the constitutionally mandated two five year term are limited.

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya lawmakers had alleged that the first term legislator was sent to test the waters on the proposal by President Ruto.

Already, senior officials of Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party have denied backing a plan to repeal presidential term limits.

The governing party termed the proposal as a product of “fertile imagination” which it said will not be entertained.

UDA Chairperson Johnston Muthama, while reacting to news reports on Tuesday, said the party had not discussed the matter and that the proposal by one of its members was not supported by the party.