Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina is foreseeing a scenario where Kenya will be plunged into a constitutional crisis even as the 2022 General Elections draws closer.
In a statement on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, December 8, Senator Ledama noted that election is not an event but rather a process that must be followed in accordance with the Elections Act.
Though he did not expound on further details of his remarks, the MP insinuated that there is already a breach of the code of conduct with regard to elections.
“Election is a process, not an event! I am afraid we might just have a serious constitutional crisis in Kenya! Refer to the Elections Act you might just see what am seeing,” he said.
The MPs remarks come at a time when campaigns for various seats in the country have intensified even before the set timelines that will be announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
These developments saw the IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati issue a warning to political players across the country to desist from early campaigns or risk being disqualified from the polls.
“The commission is empowered by the law to regulate campaigns upon commencement of the election period as outlined in the Elections Operations Plan (EOP)
“Indeed, the Election Offences Act 2016 and the Electoral Code of Conduct are enforceable only within the said election period. Consequently, the commission urges all political parties and aspirants to refrain from engaging in early campaigns prior to the general election,” a statement by the IEBC said.
Among the leaders who have faced accusations of starting early campaigns include Deputy President William Ruto who has been holding rallies in various parts of the country to drum up support for his bottom-up economic model.