Vocal UDA senator for Nandi county Samson Cherargei has responded to the party’s statement over the presidential term limit years. Cherargei is the one who caused the debate over increasing the years in office of a president from the current five years to seven years term. He sent this proposal to the Bipartisan committee for consideration.
This created a lot of debate among Kenyans who criticized him for choosing to increase presidential terms instead of proposing something that would benefit the common citizens directly. As the debate over this became tensed, UDA party decided to speak up to distance itself from the proposal saying it does not reflect the party’s decision or idea but solely Cherargei’s own opinion.
Today, according to Daily Nation, Cherargei has responded to the statement saying he is only trying to ensure a president elected is given enough time to deliver on his or her campaign promises as five years are too little to fully achieve pledges. He said that his hope is on Kalonzo and Ichung’wa not to be dictated by politicians on making their decisions but rather listen to all Kenyans and come up with solutions to issues raised to them.
”This is democracy. The National dialogue committee should nit dismiss public views given by anyone. Kenyans will have the final say on the report. If they buy my proposal, let it be, if they reject it, it will be democracy “, he said