Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has hit out at politicians spearheading the debate on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plan in 2022.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the vocal MP said politicians should instead focus on development and fulfilling the promises they made to Kenyans.
This comes after reports emerged that a section of leaders are pushing for a referendum to create a prime minister position for Uhuru after his second and last term comes to an end.
Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata on Sunday stated that Uhuru is too young to retire, adding that the Central Kenya residents still recognise him as their kingpin.
"Uhuru is still the Mt Kenya kingpin. He is too young to retire," said Kang'ata.
Uhuru, however, dismissed the reports, noting that he is not interested in extending his term in office.
Speaking during an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, the Head of State said he is ready to retire and will not vie for political office in the 2022 general election.
"I am not interested. Even if such an offer comes, I will not take it. It's a no and I won't attempt to change my position," said Uhuru.
Reacting to Uhuru’s CNN interview, Kuria said: "I actually feel embarrassed that the president had to answer the question about his retirement time despite him having spoken about it and saying he will retire.”
"This debate did not come up when Daniel Moi was going, I never heard it when Mwai Kibaki was retiring, why now?" he added.