Lawmakers allied to Kenya’s oldest political party KANU now want the next General Election to be held in December 2022 instead of August as stipulated in the constitution.
Led by Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket, the legislators argued that there was need for the country to resolve the conflicts that erupt after every electioneering period before the next General Election.
“It is not mandatory for us to hold elections in August. We ca do it in December,” Kamket said.
Speaking on Tuesday, June 15, Kamket said the party has faith the Court of Appeal will reverse the recent decision of the High Court which quashed the BBI process.
The lawmaker warned leaders leaning on Deputy President William Ruto’s wing against celebrating the High Court judgement adding that the entire BBI reggae was at rest and would be back soon.
In May 13, the High Court bench led by Justice Joel Ngugi quashed the BBI process, terming the constitutional amendment process illegal, null and void.
Although Deputy President William Ruto and his supporters appeared pleased with the judgment, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s and Raila Odinga’s factions vowed to challenge the judgment at the Court of Appeal to ensure the decisions is reversed.
Up to now, Kivumbi.co.ke has established that there are four applications challenging the nullification of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020, filed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, the BBI Secretariat, the Attorney General, and the IEBC.
Court of Appeal President Daniel Musinga said a seven-judge bench will hear the appeal case on the BBI from June 29 to July 2.
This comes despite church leaders strongly opposing the entire BBI process saying the country is not ready to hold a referendum and a General Election in less than 13 months.