Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has warned the government against an alleged plot to postpone the August, 2022 general elections.
The Gatundu South lawmaker has alleged that there was a plot by influential government officials to postpone the 2022 elections due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In his statement, Kuria claimed that president Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies are planning to postpone August, 2022 general elections thereby extending Uhuru’s term in office because of Covid-19 effects.
The legislator also warned those plotting to extend the president’s term in office adding that the elections must be held in 2022 as had been enshrined in the constitution.
“I have heard enough doubters from Kieleweke and Handshake say that the 2022 General Elections could be postponed because of COVID-19, don’t try it, just finish and go,” Kuria stated.
This comes after the political analyst Herman Manyora had observed that President Uhuru needed to postpone the forthcoming 2022 polls to save the country from collapsing due to the Covid-19 effects.
The political analyst also cited the poor state of the economy noting that the country was not capable of funding an election unless a raft of cost-cutting measures were taken as another reason to suspend the 2022 general elections.
“We ought and, in fact, we should postpone the 2022 elections. We must address these problems first before we can think of going to the next election. If we don’t do it, this country will crash,” Manyora said.