Sonko : Uhuru is Still Young to Retire at 56,Should Go For 3rd Term

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO/COURTESY

Calls for Constitutional amendment in efforts to accommodate President Uhuru Kenyatta rule beyond 2022 has been rampant among a group of Mt Kenya leaders.

Now the Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko has joined in singing the same tune. Sonko is claiming that Uhuru is still young to retire from politics at the age of 56 years and that 60 would be the perfect age for his retirement after he has gone through another term.

“For you to leave a good legacy, we don’t want you to leave behind a torn country. For you to end this personalized attacks in the political sphere and complete your set agenda, you should run for a third term and we will support you,” added Sonko.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto at Kasarani during the Akarino Annual Conference. PHOTO/COURTESY

Despite Sonko insisting that he neither supports Kieleweke or Tanga Tanga, his remarks might allude as a direct attack to Deputy President William Ruto who has already expressed his ambition to succeed Uhuru in 2022.

The flamboyant County Boss was speaking at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, where Uhuru, in the company of Deputy President William Ruto,  was the chief guest at the Annual General Conference of the Akurinu Churches Assembly.

It is also at the same event where Uhuru hit out at some unnamed politicians who he accused of sabotaging his agenda while undermining his quest to leave a legacy of a united country.

Uhuru has severally insisted that he is neither interested in a 3rd term nor supports any proposal to amend the constitution to remove the presidential term limit.

Recently in an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, Kenyatta confirmed that he would exit the stage in 2022 when his second term lapses, putting to rest, speculation that he was warming up to the idea of an extended stay at state house.


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