The next elections may be postponed due to the pending outcome of the Building Bridges Initiative amendment bill, insufficient time, and insufficient funding. Chairman Wafula Chebukati of the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission, IEBC, has shocked aspirants for various positions in the next elections, according to People Daily. Wafula thinks the commission is unprepared for the elections in 2022.
Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, says a delimitation exercise will be very difficult to complete by the general election next year.
According to the head of the electoral commission, the exercise will be completed in 2024, casting doubt on the implementation of BBI-driven constitutional reforms. The formation of 70 new constituencies is one of them.
According to Swahili publications, Deputy president Dr William Ruto has dismissed the IEBC aims of postponing the elections. Ruto promised Kenyans that the elections will be held in 2022.
Ruto, " Uchaguzi 2022 ni Lazima."
This is a huge loss to Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Amollo Odinga's Building Bridges Initiative bill. It was aiming to Constitutionalise the constitution with proposals in the reports. Things have just turned ugly for the two.