Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Catholic Bishops discourage proposals to shift elections

Catholic Bishops have on Friday discouraged the idea of postponing the 2022 general elections urging Kenyan leaders to focus on urgent matters at hand.

Speaking from Marian National Shrine in Subukia, Nakuru County, the Bishops called for talks revolving around the BBI amendment bill postponed and to be discussed after the upcoming general elections.

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They urged speedy appointment of the High Court and Court of Appeal Judges in addition to the recruitment of the four IEBC Commissioners to spearhead the docket.

According to the Catholic Bishops, politicians should find common ground and hold useful discussions that will not end political tension to deliver the planned elections. They called for peace and progress with purpose among the political class.

The news comes at a time when a five High Court Judge bench ruled against the BBI Amendment bill and that the President could be sued as a person for going against the constitution.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM Party leader Raila Odinga and Attorney General Kihara Kariuki have already filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal expressing dissatisfaction with the High Court ruling.

Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President has also suggested a 7-11 Judge bench to be formed and preside over the ruling before the court.

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