Uhuru may be in office 4 months after 2022 elections

President Uhuru Kenyatta takes oath of office during the inauguration ceremony on November 28, 2017.

Photo credit: PSCU

What you need to know:

  • The BBI’s Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2020 proposes to increase the period during which the Supreme Court is required to determine a presidential election petition from 14 to 30 days.
  • The extension, if enacted, will consequently affect transition timelines stipulated in the Assumption of Office of the President Act.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor may wait 120 days after the 2022 General Election to assume office if a proposed constitutional amendment is passed and the outcome of the vote successfully challenged at the Supreme Court. 

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