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2022 Presidential Aspirant Reacts After Reports of Uhuru Extending His Term

Former UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi.

Allegations of President Uhuru Kenyatta extending his term has caused massive reactions among Kenyans.

Fuelled by the BBI referendum that has stalled at Parliament, reports indicate that the next General Elections could be delayed to allow for the tasks at hand to be completed.

Among the things that parliament seek to conclude before the Next Poll is the demarcation of the 70 constituencies that is the bone of contention at Parliament.

The reports of a possible extension of Uhuru's tenure has sparked outrage with Presidential Aspirant Mukhisa Kituyi leading Kenyans in opposing the move.

According to Mukhisa, who is yet to hit the road for his 2022 ambitions, BBI should be suspended if it risks interfering with the next General Elections' timelines.

The Former Secretary-General of UNCTAD says delaying elections will set a bad precedent that will allow future office holders to violate the Constitution and impose their selfish aspirations.

"Allowing political programmes to disrupt our electoral circle sets a dangerous precedent where, in future, governments will find an excuse to repeatedly tamper with the election date to accommodate interests of individuals,” he said.

“Where political programmes such as the BBI cannot fit within our stipulated election calendar, then they should be suspended and not the other way round," he added.

The BBI Bill has currently stalled at Parliament after the Joint Parliamentary Committee on legal affairs failed to agree on certain aspects.

JLAC also pushed for the amendments of the documents after terming key proposal in the document, especially the additional constituencies as unconstitutional.

Some members of JLAC argue that the award of constituencies is purely the work of IEBC.

The amendments have however faced sharp criticism given that a section of MPs want the Bill passed as it is.

On the other hand, President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga have disowned the group of JLAC members who have termed the addition of 70 constituencies illegal.

A section of Uhuru allies has accused the TangaTanga faction of being behind the current confusion being witnessed at Parliament over the BBI bill.

The group accused allies of Deputy President William Ruto of playing delay tactics to sabotage the process.

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