Fafi MP Salah Yakub wants Presidential term limit removed, age reduced to 75

Fafi MP Salah Yakub wants Presidential term limit removed, age reduced to 75

Fafi MP Salah Yakub

Fafi MP Salah Yakub has proposed a plan to scrap the two-term-presidential term and set the age limit for contesting for the same seat at 75.

According to the UDA legislator, a presidential term should not be limited to only two terms, arguing that it denies performing leaders an opportunity to further develop the nation.

"I, together with some of my fellow MPs, are planning to push a Bill in Parliament that contests the two terms of serving as president," he said during a relied food distribution drive in Garissa County over the weekend.

"We also want that no one should contest for the presidency once they are 75 years old."

The terms of the presidency should not be limited to two terms, three terms, or even four. If the president is doing a good job he should extend his term."

He further opined that the country cannot afford to "repeat the same mistake" as it did by having former President Mwai Kibaki leave office yet he was a progressive leader.

"We do not want to repeat the same mistakes we did during Mwai Kibaki’s time. He left office without accomplishing all his programmes because of the Constitution which allowed him to serve for only two terms," he said.

If the Bill is passed, President William Ruto will then have an opportunity to seek re-election for more terms given that he is currently aged 55 and will have 20 years to contest for the top seat.

That means that he will be eligible to vie in 2027, 2032 and 2037.


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