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Kabogo reacts to Uhuru’s 2022 remarks

Shiru Klontone
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President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of direct flights from Nairobi to New York. [Source/ PSCU]

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta for dismissing claims that he will spearhead constitutional changes to create a position for him in government after his second and final term comes to an end. 

In a Twitter post on Monday, Kabogo said the move defines Uhuru's true character.

In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest that was aired on Monday, President Uhuru said he will not push for constitutional reforms so that a position is created for him to stay in power. 

Uhuru said he is not interested in extending his term in office, adding that he will retire in 2022.

"I'm not interested in serving another term. I will not take up the chance even if everyone wanted me to. I am not seeking to change the Constitution to cling onto power," said the Head of State.

This comes amid claims that a section of Mount Kenya leaders are pushing for constitutional reforms to create a prime minister position for Uhuru to ensure he remains in power after 2022.

On Sunday, Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata reignited the 2022 succession debate after stating that Uhuru is too young to retire.

"Uhuru is still the Mt Kenya kingpin. He is too young to retire," said Kang'ata.

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