The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has reported that it won’t allow creation of new Constituencies until 2022.
Making the declaration on Wednesday, IEBC chair, Wafula Chebukati, said the commission won’t review any constituency boundaries until after the 2022 General Election.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader needed the commission to create more than 70 constituencies and be fused into the constitution through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Yet, Chebukati said his commission works independently and won’t pay attention to what BBI proponents say.
Chebukati’s remarks are a major hit to BBI since the advocates were intending to use the extra constituencies to advertise the bill.
Especially, Uhuru and his men were planning to use the additional constituencies to endear themselves to the rebellious Mt Kenya electorate.
BBI had suggested that 36 out of 70 new constituencies be shared by the Mt Kenya region.