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Governors are seeking removal of term limit

The Council of Governors is seeking to remove the 10 year term limit for Governorship position. The Governors argue that it makes no sense for Senators, MPs and MCAs to vie as many times as they wish but for Governors a limit is set.

Led by Makueni Governor, Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, the governors have already drafted a proposal that seeks to have the constitution changed to allow them to vie beyond the 2 term limit.

Constitution directive

Article 180 (7) states: “…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.”

The Chair of the Council of Governors says that he has not yet been given the same report but assured that once he receives it, he shall have all governors brought to deliberate on the matter.

Tis is being drafted by members of a committee who intend to hand over their work to the Building Bridges team.

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The special committee

The committee members include: Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi, who co-chairs with his Makueni counterpart, Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu), Amason Kingi (Kilifi), Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Paul Chepkwony (Kericho), Ali Roba (Mandera) and Cornel Rasanga (Siaya), Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua) and Joyce Laboso (Bomet).

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