President Uhuru Kenyatta has been reminded that he will have to hand over power to the next regime two days after the 2022 polls.
Speaking to journalists, lawmaker Aden Daule asked President Kenyatta to emulate his predecessors who handed over power ceremoniously.
On proposals to postpone the polls, Mr Duale said no one has the power to take such an illegal move saying the Constitution states well when elections should be held.
Kenya will hold its general elections after every five years on the second Tuesday of August. Next polls are slated for August 9, and Kenyans will head to the ballot to elect their new leaders, including the President, governors, Senators, Woman representatives, MPs, and Members of County Assemblies.
“The election will be held on August 9, 2022. If you are not prepared to face the candidature of William Ruto, do not look for an excuse. Nobody can postpone the election, not even President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“According to the Constitution, an election can only be postponed when this country goes to war with another country… even that option is not available,” he said.
Leaders allied to President Kenyatta have been calling for the postponement of elections to allow room for Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) implementation.
The initiative is currently with the Court of Appeal, with a verdict set to be issued on August 20. Kenya’s High Court on May 13 barred the country from amending its Constitution through a referendum, terming it unconstitutional.
However, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Chief opposition leader Raila Odinga, the electoral agency, IEBC, and BBI Secretariat appealed the decision.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.