Senator Murang’a Irungu Kang’ata called requests to extend the general elections in August 2022 as groundless. The senator noted that the constitution is clear on when general elections should be held and added that those who agitate to push elections for later dates are doomed to fail.
He said Kenyans are ready for next year’s general elections and no one should think about going to court to ask for an extension of the elections.
“The allied leaders of the United Democratic Alliance are ready for the next elections in August. Those who want the exercise to continue will not be successful, ”Kang’ata said.
He noted that the leaders who want the election date postponed are those who support the Building Bridges initiative to give them time for a referendum.
“Judging by things, there is no time for a referendum, so BBI supporters now want the elections to be pushed to allow them to change the constitution,”
He said delaying the elections will plunge the country into a constitutional crisis, saying BBI supporters should realize that the majority of Kenyans are not in favor of changing the law.
“When I warned that BBI is not popular, some people came out to chastise me, but the court stated that the proposed amendment to the law did not follow the correct procedure. Even now there is no time for a referendum, so let’s get ready for the next elections, ”Kang’ata said.
Some leaders have expressed concern that the country is not ready for the upcoming elections, hence the need to extend the general elections in August 2022.
Kang’ata garnered support for the political organization associated with Vice President Dr. William Ruto by saying the United Democratic Alliance is poised to win in the next election.
“We in the UDA are ready to take the leadership of this country in 2022. Kenyans want change. They have experienced difficulties and want a government that reduces the cost of living, “he added.
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