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Why Uhuru doesn't deserve third term – MP

Martin Murigi
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President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past event. [Source/ PSCU]

A Member of Parliament from President Uhuru Kenyatta's Central Kenya backyard has opposed calls for the removal of the presidential term limit.

This is after a section of the media reported that Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka had proposed the presidential term limit be scrapped to enable Uhuru to vie for a third term in office.

The 2010 Constitution stipulates that one should serve as president for a maximum of two terms where each term constitutes five years.

Speaking during an interview on NTV on Monday, Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni said Uhuru shouldn't be handed an extra term since he will be 'too tired' to deliver.

"There are those saying 10 years isn’t enough to execute your agenda. Beyond 10 years you are not likely to be very useful to people, you are likely to have used up all the energy you had for that kind of position," he said.

He noted there was a lot of wastage in both the county and national governments due to unnecessary duplication of roles which must be addressed.

Kioni, who was Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi running mate during the 2013 polls, said he will only back constitutional changes if they are aimed at lessening the taxpayers' burden.

"We need to look at representation. There are too many positions representing the same people," the legislator said.

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