Cherargei Backs the Presidential Term Limit Abolishment
Taking to his Twitter account, the Nandi Senator, Samson Cherargei has come out to support a proposal made by a section of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) member of parliament concerning the scrapping of the presidential term limits.
The proposal which was revealed by Fafi MP, Salah Yakub has received a lot of criticism, especially from the members of the opposition party with some stating that the Kenya Kwanza government is planning to exploit Kenyans during its regime.
Cherargei suggested that Kenyans and leaders should allow the Fafi MP to bring forth the amendment so that everyone could listen to it. Although he already made his stand on the matter stating that when the bill is brought before the senate, he will support it.
"Hon. Salah Yakub is within his right to push this amendment. Let's listen first, I shall support in the Senate," Cherargei stated.
UDA is an epitome of democracy & rule of law. Hon. Salah Yakub is within his right to push this ammendment let's listen first, i shall support in the senate. This is a conversation that might happen in future by Kenyans on scrapping of term limit of a President.— Senator Kiprotich Arap Cherargei (@scherargei) November 9, 2022
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Approving this bill means that the current sitting president William Ruto is most likely to rule for the next 20 years as at now he is only 55 years old.
Apart from Cherargei supporting the bill, many leaders like Ugandan politician, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known by his stage name Bobi Wine have also come out to warn Kenyans to step up and defend the constitution to prevent the bill from being passed in the parliament.
"Dear Kenyans, BE VIGILANT. Save your country from Musevenism. This may come off as a lone MP making a ridiculous suggestion, but this is how it starts," Bobi Wine tweeted.
Bobi Wine cautioned Kenyans to be careful as their country, Uganda has fallen victim to such. He also stated that Kenyans should not take the matter lightly just because it was an MP who proposed it.
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"Exactly how Museveni began schemes to remove term and age limits. Defend your Constitution before it's too weak to defend you!" Bobi Wine cautioned.
Some of the UDA leaders have also rejected that there were no such proposals made. The news emerged after it was published in one of Kenya's newspapers. It is not yet clear if the news will still make it way for approval by the members of parliament.