A row has erupted over a scheme to delay the 2022 polls and extend the term of parliament and hence that of the president. An allegation of plan to extend the tenure of parliament that would subsequently lengthen the term of president Uhuru Kenyatta has led to a new debate and row over the date of elections. The Kenyan Constitution spells out clearly that General elections shall be held in Kenya on the 8th date of August after every five years.
Critics have been pushing for the dissolution of Parliament after the former Chief Justice David Maraga advised that parliament be dissolved for failing to enact the contentious two-thirds gender rule into law.
With this debate over the date of elections in which the Constitution is clear about, critics are reading foreplay and tricks to extend the terms of the president.
The date of the general elections will remain a subject of debate bearing in mind that the Building Bridges Initiative proponents are still pushing for a referendum before the general elections come next year.
Furious Kenyans have however trashed the allegations saying president Kenyatta must vacate office once his term expires.
The debate will however still be subject of contention.
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