Political analyst Herman Manyora has predicted a scenario whereby the 2022 General Election could be postponed as a result of the High Court judgement against the BBI bill.
According to Manyora, electoral body IEBC’s lack of quorum as ruled by the High Court on May 13 may lead to the postponement of the oncoming elections.
In their ruling, the 5-judge bench declared that IEBC was not properly constituted to collect signatures and even hold a referendum, barely 14 months to 2022 elections.
On this basis, the political analyst said that if Uhuru upholds the judgement, he might be in a position to extend his stay in office.
This will also be made possible if Uhuru upholds the ruling by former CJ David Maraga to dissolve parliament.
“Uhuru has been asked to dissolve parliament, he does so. Without parliament, you cannot constitute IEBC. No IEBC, you cannot have another parliament. No parliament, no IEBC, no IEBC, you cannot have the elections, what options are we left with?” he argued.
Manyora said that as a result of parliament dissolution, there will be need to form a caretaker government which will be headed by Uhuru and his pro-BBI allies.
The analyst warned the anti-BBI team against early celebrations on the verdict as it could bring about a constitutional crisis.
ODM leader Raila Odinga also warned politicians against hurling insults at the Judiciary because of the May 13 ruling.
Raila said that the judgment was disappointing, but it was wise to follow a legal process to appeal the case rather than personal attacks on the bench.
His allies, led by Suna East MP Junet Mohammed had accused the Judiciary of instituting a personal attack against Uhuru Kenyatta.
“This was a very deliberate design to plunge the country into a constitutional crisis and chaos through judicial activism,” said Junet.