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Professor Wajackoyah dares President Ruto to extend his term

By Wangu Kanuri November 15th, 2022 2 min read

Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah has responded to claims of President William Ruto’s extending term limits.

Claiming that the Head of State is a temporary president, Wajackoyah shared, “Let him not dare bring his shenanigans that he wants to sit there forever. Uhuru was also there and see where he is. I am the official opposition leader and we will not accept recycling.”

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However, Wajackoyah finished third on August 9, 2022, at polls, and the official opposition leader is reserved for the presidential candidate that finishes second in an election.

Last week, 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.

Additionally, Yakub claimed that the possible law had been discussed in close quarters within the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

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Though the proposal was criticized and welcomed by politicians, if the bill is passed,  Dr. Ruto, 55, will have the leeway to seek re-election for up to four terms, 2027, 2032, 2037.

Professor Wajackoyah lit up campaigns with proposals to legalize marijuana, saying he would even plant it on the expressway, saying, “There are flowers planted where you are standing, for beautification purposes.

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That is a place that can yield regulated bhang. Even the things we have on the Nairobi Expressway, flowers that have died. Why do we need all that, yet people are dying? All that will be bhang.”

Through his lenses, Wajackoyah intimated that bhang would be used to pay off Chinese debts. Additionally, he stated that the first 100 days he ascended to power would be for ‘public participation’ to change Kenyans’ mindset on hemp since, from colonial days, Kenyans had deemed bhang as an illegal plant.

However, he finished a distant third after Ruto and Raila Odinga and mainly stayed away from politics after the results were announced, with the election aftermath being characterised by a fallout with his running mate.

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