Roots party leader George Wajackoyah has warned President William Ruto against attempts by Kenya Kwanza lawmakers to amend presidential term limits.
During a press briefing on Saturday, November 11, Wajakoyah said he was the official opposition leader and that Ruto is sitting on that chair temporarily.
“Ruto should know that he is sitting on that chair temporarily. Let him not dare bring his shenanigans that he wants to sit there forever. Uhuru was also there and see where he is. I am the official opposition leader and we will not accept recycling,” he said.
The controversial politician who unsuccessfully sought to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 9, elections further criticized the new regime for constantly blaming the immediate former administration.
He dared the Head of State to highlight what he did as the Deputy President and what Uhuru did so Kenyans could know, adding that if he can’t, they are in the same boat.
“Now you are misjudging what Uhuru has been doing and you were doing it together. Hebu tuambie ulifanya nini wakati huo na Uhuru alifanya nini. Kama si hivyo you are all the same,” Wajackoyah stated.
His comments come at a time when Fafi MP Salah Yakub revealed plans to review the presidential term limits.
Yakub said some politicians within the UDA party are looking into a constitutional amendment bill to replace the two-term limit with that of an individual’s age at 75 years.
The move, if successful, would allow President Ruto to continue to run for the next 20 years.
“We want to tell Kenyans that the limit on two terms should be relooked,” the MP said at a political rally in Garissa, Northern Kenya.