Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka was bashed by a cross section of leaders from Bungoma County for proposing that the Presidential term limit in Kenya should be removed. In his address to mourners during the burial of Mzee Joseph Nabukwesi, the father to former Kenyan ambassador to Canada Simon Nabukwesi, Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama said the proposal is uncalled for as the constitution is very clear on the issue. He said Kalonzo should be on the front line when it comes to embracing the constitution rather than fronting suggestions that may derail democracy. He cited countries that have been affected by uncapped Presidential term limits, saying Kenya shouldn’t be among them.
His sentiments were echoed by Sirisia MP John Waluke, who said Kalonzo should stick to delivering what he has been tasked with, and shouldn’t be driven by his own interests to impress. He said the constitution is very clear on term limits for the President, same to Governors and should be strictly adhered to. He said the Presidency should not be a reserved for a few people only as many Kenyans have the capacity to ascend to the top sit and should therefore be given an opportunity to. Bungoma County woman representative Catherine Wambilianga also concurred saying the constitution should be adhered to all the time. The family of the late teacher led by former ambassador Simon Nabukwesi eulogized their father terming him a role model in the society. He said his late father was caring and responsible as he managed to see all of them through school. The funeral was also attended by Kenya’s ambassador to DRC Dr. George Sirengo Masafu.