Kenyans goes for the general election after every five years. The last general election was held in 2017 therefore, the next election is supposed to be on August 2022. However, politicians are calling for the postponement of the 2022 general election. This move has been opposed by leaders are allied to the deputy president William Ruto. According to them, they want an election is as to send the current president and his government home.
Those leaders who are calling for the postponement of the general election are being led by the chairman of the parliamentary constitutional oversight committee Honourable Jeremiah Kioni. According to them the postponement will allow the implementation of the BBI proposals for instance the review of the Constituency boundaries. Honourable Jeremiah said that the constitution of Kenya 2010 allows for the postponement of the general election upto six months
However, those who opposes the move argue that the postponement of the general election will affect the election cycle in Kenya and this will set a dangerous precedent. According to them if this happens, any future president may do so in order to achieve his or her personal political interest.
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