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Top Uhuru Ally Opens up on Possible Postponement of 2022 Elections

Things are very likely to go according to the already existing schedule regarding the 2022 general elections, BBI Secretariat Co-Chair Dennis Waweru has assured Kenyans.

There have been fears that the polls might be postponed if the proposed constitutional changes, which are to be made through a referendum, will not have been made by next year.

The possibilities of this happening can be seen on the sudden changes in the country caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in the government banning political gatherings.

Waweru, however, says that what is happening will not affect the elections, expressing confidence that the law amendment process will not affect the much awaited polls.

 “I do not think that the timelines of BBI will in any way affect the August 2022 elections. We shall cross the bridge when we reach there,” he told the People Daily.

This comes at a time when the BBI team's initial prediction that the referendum would be held by June this year now seems almost impossible to materialize.

The team's action plan also included having the Parliament consider the Constitution of Kenyan (Amendment) bill by April 5. Waweru, however, has called for calm, saying that things can still work.

“We are still within the timelines. We had projected to conduct the referendum in June or July. We still have some two months. We believe Covid-19 cases will come down,” the former Dagoretti South MP is quoted.

He believes that with the process of vaccination having already began, infections will soon reduce, after which the "reggae" will resume.

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