Forum for Republican Democracy (FORD) political party is in court to have the next General Elections held next year.
In court papers, FORD argues that all elected leaders terms end in 2021. Ford states that MCAs, governors, MPs, senators and the President entered office on 8th August, 2017, thus their fifth year in office starts next year, 2021. Constitutionally, a General Election should be held August every second Tuesday, each fifth year. Therefore elections should be held on 8th August next year.
The papers filed yesterday read, “We will be going against the Constitution by insinuating that elections in Kenya will be held in August 2022 and not August 2021.”
Ford’s lawyer Kamau Nyaga claims that if the election is held in 2022, political leaders will serve for six years instead of the legally required five. The party named the Attorney General, Kihara Kariuki and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as respondents.