70 extra constituencies in the constitutional amendment bill is not feasible as Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission is time barred, Garissa Township Mp says.

Speaking in his Garissa Township constituency, the former leader of majority in the national assembly said the delimitation of the constituency can only be done one year before the general elections.

Citing article 89 and sub-article three of the constitution, Duale said by the time the judges at the appeal court that has been hearing will give their verdict on 20th August, there will be no time to delimit the constituencies.

“It’s a happy day for me because the  70 constituencies in the BBI draft were not delimited in accordance with article 10 of the constitution on the values and principal of the governance,” he told journalists.

He said Independent electoral and Boundaries commission has powers to carry out the delimitation of the constituency early enough before the general elections.

Duale said the electoral body has a tight schedule including voter registration and education hence is not allowed to conduct the delimitation one year to the general election.

The Garissa township lawmaker said there was not public participation done in the proposed extra constituencies in the Building Bridges Initiatives.

He claimed a certain political class in discriminatory manner decided to distribute the 70 constituencies leaving other large areas from having a share.