The National Unity Platform (NUP) president, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has pleaded with Kenyans not to get rid of the current presidential term limit.
In a statement, Uganda’s opposition leader urged Kenyans to be vigilant and save the country from what he termed as “Musevenism.”
While urging Kenyans to resist attempts to scrap off presidential term limit, the Ugandan musician-turned-politician said it was better for citizens to defend their constitution before it was too weak to defend them.
He said the woes that Uganda is currently in started just like what Fafi MP Salah Yakub stated earlier.
“Dear Kenyans, be vigilant. Save your country from Musevenism. This may come off as a lone MP making a ridiculous suggestion, but this is how it starts. Exactly how Museveni began schemes to remove term and age limits. Defend your constitution before it is too weak to defend you,” Bobi Wine said.
Fafi MP Yakub Salah disclosed that a section of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) legislators were working on a proposal to replace the term limit with an age one.
Yakub, who was elected on a UDA party ticket in the August 9, General Election, argued that it was not fair for a good president to be limited to two terms of five years each.
“We want to tell Kenyans that the limit on two terms should be relooked. We want it to be changed to an age limit where when one gets to 75 years, then he/she cannot contest for the presidency,
“We will come up with an amendment to try to change this because we want the requirement to be on age limit and not terms. If a president is doing a good job, then he or she should not be limited by the terms,” the lawmaker said.