Speaking during a webinar hosted by the Atlantic Council,
the Head of State vowed to see out his second term, adding that he will not go against the constitution.
“I can tell you that if there is one thing Kenyans are
certain about, it is the two-term limit,” Mr Kenyatta stated. “No president has
broken that, and I don’t intend to be the first.
“I have no clue if there is going to be a premiership in
the Constitution,” he said.
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Adding: “The office that exists today is the office of the
President…And our Constitution is very clear that the president serves for two
On the negative economic impact of Covid-19, President
Kenyatta said Kenya and several other African countries working under the
auspices of the African Union had put together stimulus packages to support
sectors that are badly affected such as tourism and aviation to cope.
He, however, reiterated the African Union's call for more
international support to the continent especially in freeing up of finances the
continent needs to respond to the pandemic.
Responding to a question on police brutality, the President
acknowledged the presence of wayward personnel in the police service and
reminded oversight agencies to execute their mandates.
He said that his administration continues to empower
oversight institutions with resources and capacity to enable them take decisive
actions against offending police officers.
"We are trying to ensure that all the necessary
oversight bodies that have been charged with the responsibility of overseeing
our police forces are empowered to the degree that they are now able to take
action," the President said.
The webinar was moderated by former Financial Times East African Correspondent based in Nairobi Katrina Manson and attended by among others State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita.