The former Nairobi deputy governor Jonathan Mueke and Nairobi speaker spoke against the referendum debate warning that should State officers be drawn into the ongoing politicking, this would derail the government’s development agenda.
“The big four could continue if we have a cabinet that is not political, a cabinet that is working on delivering the president’s agenda,” said Mueke.
Kalonzo, who is rooting for an expanded Executive in the Constitutional review process, hinted that should President Kenyatta be interested in another term in officer, he (Kalonzo) would support him.
Speaking on Citizen TV’s Day Break show, the two leaders insisted that the Constitution in clear on the presidential term limits, adding that the law should be the guiding principle.
The Wiper leader’s remarks have been met with mixed reactions, with a majority of leaders opposing his sentiments.
No to removal of presidential term limits. Kalonzo is really tired. He is now desperate. Moving around throwing stupid suggestions just to get Uhuru's attention. Very sad. pic.twitter.com/JsvAsoMQ9I
— 🇺🇸🇰🇪Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) February 11, 2019
KALONZO suffers serious dislocation of common sense. The constitution is our article of faith &ordains Kenya as a Republic, thus presidential term limit is an inextricable component; can't be removed without altering its basic structure &our core commitment to constitutionalism.
— Steve Ogolla (@steveogollaw) February 9, 2019