Governors plan to extend their term in office revealed

Plan to have governors terms extended

Chairman council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya with his vice chairman Mwangi wa Iria during a presser

The Council of Governors (COG) wants the term of Governors in office to be reviewed so as to allow them seek re-election as many times as possible.

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana disclosed this while speaking in Makindu on Wednesday, where he stated that he would not quit politics when his term comes to an end.

According to Prof. Kibwana, the COG has been meeting to come up with a firm proposal that will allow them to contest elections even beyond their 10 year limit. 

Development

I will go nowhere after my term ends. Even if there will be another governor. I will be here, very active,” Kibwana said.

I will have a hand on who to fill my position will groom him and make sure he becomes the governor. Of course there are people we can’t trust to hold that seat,” he added.

Prof. Kibwana pointed out that he will not let the country be run by someone who does not have a development agenda for the whole nation.

He further stated that he will groom another politician who he feels is capable of fitting in his shoes.

Referendum

Article 180 (7) of the Constitution states that “a person shall not hold office – (a) as a county governor for more than two terms; or (b) as a deputy county governor for more than two terms.”

Reports emerged that a special committee was discussing the possibility of a referendum on behalf of the CoG.

Governors argued that it was unfair to put a time limit on their terms in office yet other elected leaders like MPs and MCAs were given the liberty to vie as many times as they wanted.

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