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Prominent businessman Narendra Raval suggests Ruto to rule for 25 years

Prominent businessman Narendra Raval, an Executive at Devki Group, is of the opinion that President William Ruto should rule Kenya for at least 25 years.

He made these revelations while speaking in Sebit, West Pokot County where President Ruto was in attendance for the commissioning of the Cemtech Limited Clinker plant.

“Our President is here and I am happy. I was worried about the weather but he did his best and came here even with vehicles. He loves us so much. He loves this country so much- especially myself, I have no words to say to him. God give him 100 years of life. I wish that we have this President for at least for 25 years… He will change this country. I don’t want to say much, I don’t want to take much of his time because he has got a lot of other commitments,” said Mr Raval in part.

President William Ruto is currently 57 years and should he rule for at least 25 years, he would exit power at the age of 82 in the year 2049.

However, the 2010 Constitution of Kenya only allows one to be president for two terms in a period of 10 years.

This would be the second time it has been prominently mentioned that President Ruto should rule longer than the Constitution allows.

In November 2022, barely months into his presidential term since being sworn to office in September 2022, already there was a proposal to extend presidential term limits to seven years from the current five.

Nandi County Senator Samson Cherargei sensationally told media that five years was not enough for President Ruto to run a government and as such, to deliver on his manifesto, the term limits should be extended.

“The continuous campaign mood in the country has been occasioned by the perception that elections are held within a short period of five years. In any election period, we lose a whole year in campaigns. And another year is lost immediately after the election because of the litigation in the Supreme Court,” said Senator Cherargei in part.

The same sentiments were affirmed by UDA’s Salah Yakub.

Days later, however, President Ruto dismissed Senator Cherargei’s suggestions and urged law makers to focus on laws that would improve the lives of Kenyans.

As the conversation on extending term limits died down, succession talks were picked up and placed front and center on the government’s table. Already, there is much hype and conversation to have Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro succeeding President William Ruto to the chagrin of those backing Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua who hails from the same geographical region as the Parliamentarian.