The 2020 constitutional amendment bill is now facing a possible dead end after failing to conform to the requirement of the constitutional timeline. Details have now emerged on why the bill's top principals may have given up on the document.
According to the constitution, political party primaries must be done before May, 9, next year. This is a requirement by section 13(a) of the Election Laws (amendment) act of 2017, which requires parties to nominate candidates at least 90 days before general election.
Further, these political parties must submit their nomination rules to the IEBC on or before February 9 as required by section 28(a) of the act, which makes it mandatory for parties to submit the rules at least 6 months before the general election.
Parties will also be required to submit their party membership list by March, 19, which will be the deadline of the allowed 120 days before election.
In short, it has since been realised and revealed through The Standard Newspaper that there is no time to gamble with the BBI, as it is impossible for the bill to stop time.
Therefore, President Uhuru and Raila Odinga have been found to give up on the constitutional amendment Bill. This is due to the need to align their grounds ahead of the August, 2022 general election as the leaders try to beat time.
According to The Standard, the contestation surrounding BBI is likely to go all the way to the Supreme Court after August 20 judgement, adding that whichever ruling the court gives, it will delay the process further.
For this reason, Raila and Uhuru are said to have gone back to their drawing board to plan for 2022, with their focus now eyeing for 2022 and not the BBI anymore.
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