Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has finally broken silence after the African Court on Human Rights gave a nod on postponement of elections over Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr Murkomen who is also a lawyer and an advocate of the high court has asked a tough question on whether ‘they’ are planning not to vaccinate Kenyans in order for the situation to worsen next year.
“What if they are planning not to vaccinate Kenyans to ensure that next year we have a serious explosion of COVID19 Pandemic to make a case for the postponement of elections?”
This comes after it emerged that the Kenyan government could now go ahead and postpone the elections incase the Covid-19 situation will not be favourable by the time the elections will be held next year.
Since Kenya is a signature to the African Union charters, it means that the court ruling binds and that all the Kenyan laws fall inferior to the ruling delivered by the court.
However, Murkomen’s question is just a personal opinion that is not yet backed up with any substantial amount of evidence to prove that the government is truly going ahead with such a plan.
According to lawyers, since there is no legal mechanism that provides for the postponement of the elections, the Members of Parliament have to ensure that they come up with a law.
The Kenyan government is yet to issue a formal statement on the court ruling that was given by the African Court.