By Jakowiti Atwech
Forum for Republican Democracy (Ford) has moved to court seeking to have the next General Election be held on August 8 next year, when the term of all elected leaders will have ended in 2021.
Ford argues that the President, Governors, Senators, MPs and MCAs formally entered office on August 8, 2017, which means their fifth year in office starts in 2021.
Ford’s lawyer Kamau Nyaga claims that according to the Constitution of Kenya, a general election should be held on the second Tuesday of August of every fifth year and therefore political leaders risk serving for six years instead of the legally required five.
The Attorney General Kihara Kariuki and IEBC have been named as respondents.
- “We will be going against the Constitution by insinuating that elections in Kenya will be held in August 2022 and not August 2021,” the application reads.