East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Simon Mbugua believes President Uhuru Kenyatta will stay around a little bit longer than expected.
Constitutionally, President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to retire in 2022 having served his two terms of five years.
Even though he has repeatedly insisted that he's not ready to stay around after retirement, his allies have never stopped persuading him to serve in another capacity.
Mbugua, a former MP of Kamukunji, says Uhuru will not retire after his term expires.
The legislator maintains the President is the “indisputable candidate” for a slot of Prime Minister.“
He says Mt Kenya has no natural successor of Uhuru, adding that he will cling on before grooming his successor.
"We, members of the Kikuyu community, have no clear political successor at the moment. And this is either by design or error, meaning we can only have the President exit from the political scene after grooming a successor, and he has five years to do so in the next government,” explained Mr Mbugua as quoted by Sunday Nation.
Last week, Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua asked Uhuru to leave office honourably, adding that he should not attempt to cling on.
“As a good friend, I am telling the President not to be tempted to preside over an unconstitutional post. Finish your term and let somebody else take the mantle,” said Ms Karua.
The BBI report recommended the creation of PM post which a number of politicians want to become executive.
As proposed, the PM seat is inferior to the presidency.