LSK wants presidential vote split from other seats during General Election

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The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Eric Theuri. [File, Standard]

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has proposed the separation of presidential voting day from the other five seats during the General Election.

This is according to a presentation made by LSK President Eric Theuri to the National Dialogue Committee at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on Tuesday, September 26. 

Theuri averred that if implemented, the move would allow poll losers to run for other seats. 

Additionally, LSK wants the Finance Act, 2023 taken back to Parliament for review, despite the outcome of the petitions in court.

The court is scheduled to give the final verdict on the matter in November.

To ensure no parties contest the election results, LSK suggests that no candidates should be involved in the recruitment process of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissioners.

“Political players should not choose the referee,” Theuri says.

A day before, the Political Parties Liaison Committee appeared before the national dialogue team and suggested the introduction of a Political Parties Fund to ensure the party does not face external interference.

Last week, Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei proposed an extension of term limits from the current five years to seven years.



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