Senate Majority Leader Calls for Postponement of 2022 Elections as ODM Say They are Ready to Act


West Pokot county senator Samuel Poghisio who also doubles up as the Senate leader of majority has called for the postponement of the 2022 general election.

This is as Orange democratic movement (ODM) through party chairman John Mbadi say they are ready to act on the proposal should they receive the communication towards the same.

According to Poghisio, postponing the 2022 general election will give the parliament enough time to conduct its business which he says is very packed.

"It will be good if we can do that (delay the polls), at least for smooth execution of parliamentary tasks at hand. But again, our hands are tied on this,” he said.

On the same subject, ODM Party chairman John Mbadi said that ODM is ready to listen to and pass the motion to extend parliament, and by extension president Uhuru Kenyatta's tenure, if they receive instructions ostensibly from party leader Raila Odinga and president Uhuru Kenyatta.

The proposal comes amidst a tight political calendar with the building bridges initiative (BBI) referendum and the implementation of the proposed 70 new Constituencies in the cards.