Speculations Rife As Raila and DP Ruto Not To Vie For Presidency Come 2022 Because Of This

The next Kenyan general election is scheduled to take place on 9 August 2022. Voters will elect the President, members of the National Assembly and Senate, county governors, and members of the 47 county assemblies.

The Constitution of Kenya requires that a general election of members of parliament be held on the second Tuesday in August every fifth year, which means that the next general election is scheduled for 9 August 2022. If Kenya is at war, the election can be delayed if a resolution is passed in each House of Parliament by at least two-thirds of all the members of the House. Such a resolution can delay the election by up to six months, and maybe passed multiple times provided that the delays do not cumulatively exceed 12 months.

The Constitution requires that a presidential election take place at the same time as the general election. In the unlikely event that before the next general election the position of president falls vacant and the office of deputy president is also vacant (who otherwise would assume the office of the president), a presidential election could be held at an earlier date. According to the Constitution in such circumstances, an election needs to be held within sixty days after the vacancy arose in the office of President.

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is ineligible to pursue a third term due to the two-term limit in the Constitution of Kenya.

And according to my point of view, for peace to prevail in the country after the 2022 general elections both ODM leader Hon. Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Samoei Ruto should Not vie for the presidency because they are both polarising individuals.

The best bet is ANC party leader Hon. Musalia Mudavadi, Baringo senator Hon. Gideon Moi and Wiper party leader Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka, with Hon. Wetangula is as useful as a third wheel on a bicycle.

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