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I Will Not Extend My Term, Uhuru Kenyatta Assures

President Kenyatta has rubbished fears that he will extend his term beyond 10 years, assuring Kenyans that elections to pick his successor will be held on the stipulated date of August 9, 2022.

Mr Kenyatta said while he had a duty to remind Kenyans to think about the kind of leader they would elect to succeed him, the ultimate decision lay with the voters.

He insisted that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), which was thrown out by the Court of Appeal last week, was neither meant to extend his term nor lock anyone out of the 2022 State House succession race.

"I’m ready for an election under prescribed time as I’ve said several times and that’s the schedule I’m working with,” Mr Kenyatta told senior editors at State House, Nairobi on Monday, debunking claims that there are plans to postpone the 2022 elections.

"It’s not my duty nor my responsibility to tell people or Kenyans how or where they should vote. It’s my duty to remind Kenyans that they need to look at who they vote for and why they are voting for that particular person. It’s unfortunate that within and amongst us, there are those who will sacrifice national interest for personal political agenda. It’s for Kenyans to decide,” the President added.

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