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Reject any constitutional amendments- Bobi Wine to Kenyans

[Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid (Centre) and Ugandan politician Bobi Wine (on his right) during the media address at Haki Africa offices in Mombasa on Saturday. Photo/Ahmed Omar/Nov' 20, 2022].

Renowned Ugandan musician Bobi Wine has urged Kenyans to block any attempts by politicians to amend the constitution.

Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi) The Uganda’s National Unity Platform (NUP) political party said by giving in to such attempts by a section of politicians, Kenyans will be giving a lee way to the killing of democracy in the country.

Addressing Kenyan media in Mombasa after he led a delegation of NUP Members of Parliament and human rights defenders from Uganda at Haki Africa rights organisation offices, Bobi Wine, said Kenya has made strides in defending the constitution and human rights, and mutilating the gains will lead to disintegration of such gains.

He urged Kenyans and the human rights defenders to stay firm and ensure they jealously guard and protect the constitution.

“Remember in Uganda it started with such attempts from the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and that’s how the democracy in Uganda has been dwindling since then,” The former Kyadondo Member of Parliament in Uganda said.

On his part, Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid said as human rights defenders they are very vigilant to safeguard the gains Kenyans have reaped from the constitution.

“We have seen attempts from a section of politicians trying to mutilate the constitution so that the presidential term is extended, we will not allow this to happen,” said Khalid.

He appealed to Kenyans to support the efforts activists are implementing in fighting for human rights and justice.

Barely two weeks ago Fafi MP Salah Yakub vowed to present a Bill at the National Assembly to extend the presidential term.

In his Bill, Yakub proposes an extension of presidential term until the president attains 75 years of age.

Unlike the current constitutional provisions where a president is entitled to only two terms of five years each, if the constitution is amended, a president can defend the seat until the time they attain 75 years of age.

The MP’s efforts have received strong criticism from Kenyans.