Kenya President May Stay in Office a Bit After 2022 Polls

Leaders and members of the public from across the country have launched the Building Bridges Initiative report, which has proposed that President Uhuru Kenyatta's successor may wait 120 days after the 2022 general elections to take up office, if a proposed constitutional amendment is passed and the outcome of the vote is successfully challenged at the Supreme Court. The Building Bridges Initiative's Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2020, proposes to increase the period during which the Supreme Court is required to determine a presidential election petition from 14 to 30 days. The International Criminal Court has dismissed claims by Deputy President William Ruto, who is expected to run for the top seat in the 2022 General Election, that there is an elaborate plot to send him back to The Hague.

Member of the public attend the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative report at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on October 26.


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