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Why we might not have a General Election in 2017

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There is a  possibility that the General Election might go well into 2018 from the previously set date, August, 8 , 2017.

mombasa Governor and Uhuru Kenyatta in a past photo

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A report from the Kriegler commission which was recently tabled in parliament suggested that in order for the election to be credible, the Electoral commission needed to be in the office for at least 2 years.

The IEBC was disbanded after county-wide demonstrations led by the opposition that claimed that the IEBC was compromised and not in position to conduct a credible election.

CORD has been pushing for credible elections in 2017 amid claims that the Jubilee Party rigged the election in 2012 to  give Uhuru Kenyatta a win.

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The Attorney General, Githu Muigai recently asked parliament to push the date of the General Election to enable the electoral body set up the frame work.

While the AG did not suggest a new date if the election is moved from August 2017,  there is a possibility that Kenyans go to the ballot in 2018.

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