Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei says he supports the proposal to scrap the two-term presidential term limit.
Fafi Member of Parliament Salah Yakub is fronting the proposal .
Yakub is proposing the removal of the 10-year limit.
The MP wants the capping of the age limit for contesting at 75 years.
President Ruto’s party UDA has however distanced itself from the proposal.
Senator Cherargei says he will support the proposal should it find its way into the Senate.
At the same time, Cherargei has condemned those criticizing the MP’s proposal.
The Senator says the MP is within his right to push for the amendment of the constitution.
“UDA is an epitome of democracy and rule of law. Hon. Salah Yakub is within his right to push this amendment.
“Let’s listen first, I shall support [the Bill] in the Senate,” Senator Cherargei said.
“This is a conversation that might happen in future by Kenyans on scrapping of term limit of a President,” he added.
Yakub says he won’t back down on his proposal despite a firestorm of backlash.
“I know we created some storm and these were statements I made while distributing food in Garissa. I want to make it clear that the suggestion has nothing to do with the current president, the government, or any other thing other than Kenyans.
“It is a debate about the constitution. The constitution can be changed or amended. It’s not the Bible or the Quran,” he said.
“It is something I believe in, we have discussed it with quite a number of legislators. The term limit should not be two terms. My suggestion is the president should be removed through the ballot and an eventual age limit of 75 years.”