Bobi Wine cautions Kenyans against changing the constitution
Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has warned Kenyans against changing the constitution so as to remove the presidential term limits.
The youthful politician, also a renowned musician in East Africa, instead asked Kenyans to be vigilant against what he described as Musevenism.
He also claimed the move by a Kenyan lawmaker to propose a change in the constitution so as to remove the term office of the Head of State is similar to President Yoweri Museveni’s tactics of clinching onto power.
President Museveni has benefitted from a change of constitution to rule Uganda for close to four decades.
Dear Kenyans, BE VIGILANT. Save your country from Musevenism. This may come off as a lone MP making a ridiculous suggestion, but this is how it starts. Exactly how Museveni began schemes to remove TERM and AGE limits. Defend your Constitution before it's too weak to defend you! pic.twitter.com/43qPzK3nDq
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) November 8, 2022
In 2021, Bobi Wine unsuccessfully contested for the presidency and came second against Yoweri Museveni in elections that were marred by violence, arrests, torture, arrests, death and disconnection of the internet across the country on polling day.
As reported by the Nation, the Fafi MP Salah Yakub shared a proposal to remove the presidential term limits from the Kenyan constitution, arguing the cap should be based on age and not the period of service.
President William Ruto, 55, is currently barred by the Constitution from contesting for more than two, 5-year terms.