A section of Tanga Tanga politicians now claim President Uhuru Kenyatta plans to an extended presidential term, in an elaborate scheme which will also see the National Assembly go beyond the constitutional term limit. The politicians led by United Democratic Alliance Chairman Johstone Muthama says their camp, under William Rut,o is aware the plot and they will resist it by any means.
”We are aware that they are working round the clock to extend the life of Parliament so that they can remain in power but this will be resisted by Kenyans,” the former Machakos senator told a local publication.
The politicians, including Muranga Senator Irungu Kangata, Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Daniel Rono (Keiyo South), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale and former Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa have vowed to lead a resistance against attempts to delay the 2022 polls to a later date, saying it would surmount to subversion of the will of the people.
In January 2012, Kenya’s High Court ruled the next presidential and parliamentary elections was to be held in March 2013 and not as earlier stipulated in August that year. Those flouting the idea argue, just like it was done in 2012 after passage of a new constitution, it can also be done with next year’s general election’s, after the passing of BBI.