Kenyans have reacted sharply to the revelation by Fafi MP Salah Yakub that plans were underway to remove the presidential term limit as enshrined in the Kenyan Constitution.

This comes after Yakub said that some members of President William Ruto’s UDA Party are working on a Constitutional Amendment Bill to replace the two-term limit with a 75 years age limit.


Yakub disclosed there have been behind-the-scenes discussions on the matter even though he did not name names.

He first so in Garissa County last weekend when he was in the county for the distribution of relief food to county residents.

“We want to tell Kenyans that the limit on two terms should be relooked. We want it to be changed to an age limit where one gets to 75 years ben he or she cannot contest,” Yakub said.

“We will come up with an Amendment Bill to try to change this because we want the requirement to be on age liming and not terms,”

“If a president is doing a good, then he or she should not be limited by terms,” Yakub added.

However, Kenyans have received the proposal with mixed reactions, with a majority opposing the move saying it would destroy the democracy Kenya has worked for through the years.

The UDA party and some members of the party have distanced themselves from Yakub's remarks, saying those were his personal opinions.

Here are a few reactions from Kenyans on Twitter over the matter: