The FINANCIAL based on PRnews.io report — Kenya has been actively moving toward the following constitutional crisis as the confrontation between the two presidential candidates over how to deal with a replay of August botched election has already deepened.
Odinga’s opposition alliance has immediately gathered mass protests. They demand the electoral commission to renovate before the following vote. At the same time, Uhuru Kenyatta’s ruling party discards any modifications to the authority. They are sure that the election must take place by the end of this month.
The standoff enlarges the risk that elections in Kenya will not take place happen at all. The Constitution still cannot explain such a situation, as there just have not been such cases before.
The managing partner at Muma & Kanjama Advocates, Charles Kanjama, told that if both parties keep hold of their hard-line stances, there will be a legitimate crisis. According to him, it is vital for all political actors to demonstrate abstemiousness and understand that the country can’t afford any political games, which are putting in danger both security and peace.
Moreover, the doubt about the upcoming election result has already frightened many investors in Kenyan assets. The past disagreements over elections in Kenya have immediately resulted in severe violence. The worst one took place in 2007 over thousand people were brutally murdered.
Such a restart became necessary after the Supreme Court of Kenya canceled the vote after finding the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission failed to carry it out in line with the current Constitution.
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