Deputy President William Ruto might be forced to wait a bit longer as details emerge on the conditions President Uhuru will chair the first parliament sitting in the making of a new government remaining a few weeks to 9th September.
In a report via the nation, it has been established that President Uhuru’s retirement fate lies in the hands of the Supreme Court following the petition filed by the Azimio team led by Raila Odinga which is protesting DP Ruto’s victory.
In the face of a petition challenging the outcome of the presidential election, President Uhuru Kenyatta retains the power to convene Parliament’s first sitting, which should take place within 30 days after the August 9 elections.
Should the Supreme Court rule in the favor of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Azimio calling for a repeat of the elections, then it will automatically grant President Uhuru and extend his term including ensuring that he manages the affairs of the current parliament for another 60 days to the election repeat.
Article 138 of the Kenya Constitution says “(9) A new presidential election under clause (8) shall be held within sixty days after the date set for the previous presidential election” adding “(10) Within seven days after the presidential election, the chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission shall, declare the result of the election; and deliver a written notification of the result to the Chief Justice and the incumbent President.”
However, despite the attempt by the Azimio team to move to court to overturn DP Ruto’s victory, Mathira Member of Parliament Hon Rigathi Gachsgua and the Deputy President-Elect have said that they are very much prepared to secure their win.
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