Roots party leader Prof George Wajackoyah on Monday, November 14, warned president William Ruto against mutilating with the constitution.
The legal scholar reminded the Head of State that he was part of former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s government that adopted the presidential term limit.
“But for Ruto, this is the message, you are the president, and you are sitting on that seat temporarily, don’t make this government hereditary so that you can be the president forever.
Remember that Uhuru has been on that seat. Stop accusing Uhuru of anything because you were both in the past government,” he stated.
Roots party leader George Wajackoyah
George Wajackoyah Wajackoyah remarks came days after Fafi Member of Parliament Salah Yakub revealed a secret proposal by UDA lawmakers to remove the two-term-presidential term limit and set the age limit for contesting for the presidency at 75.
The vocal lawyer claimed it was Ruto’s plan and that he was using Yakub as a messenger to pass his message.
Yakub stated that a presidential term should not be limited to ten years, arguing that it denies performing leaders an opportunity to further develop the country.
The first time legislator claimed to have come up with the proposal together with other MPs and were planning to push the bill in parliament.
Responding to the controversial proposal, which got Kenyans talking, UDA denied being part of it and emphasized on being content with the two-term limit.
“Remarks by Fafi MP Salah Yakub that there are plans to extend term limits for the President are a product of a fertile imagination by the legislator. UDA distances itself from the utterances by the MP.
The Party has not been part of discussions in regard to term limits. The Party is busy implementing the The Plan and will not be part of sideshows,” read a statement from the Hustler Party.
Pro. Wajackoyah vied for presidency in the August race, and was among the four candidates cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission – IEBC. His manifesto was controversial, proposing among other things, mainstreaming of marijuana and snake farming.
He fell out with his running Justina Wamae who later ditched the weed party.
President William Ruto and George Wajackoyah