Kenya 2013 Elections, Kibaki and the Sixth Shedule of the ConstitutionMarch 20 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News
The constitution implementation committee has given president Kibaki’s choice of March 2013 a shot in the arm to the president by pointing out that the term will be legal.
Kibaki will be legally in office even in 2013, CIC has advised after the IEBC announced last week that the Kenyan general election will be conducted in March 2013.
CIC, THE Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) explained that there will be no breach of the law if President Mwai Kibaki were to stay in office until mid next year.
The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, Nyachae dismissed sentiments by Gichugu MP Karua that Kibaki will unlawfully enjoy extra time in office.
The sixth schedule of the new constitution puts the country in transition and the likely extension was part of the process of the constitution implementation.
The Kenyan judiciary was the first to rule that March 2012 was ideal for elections with the president hinting and the IEBC making the announcement.
Kibaki seems to have rallied support from key institutions besides having experts in legal issues advice him exhaustively.
It is also evident in his actions and statements that the intelligence is quite in control and doing its best to keep the presidency and other government arms from having conflicts.