50% of Kenyans want August poll date
21 October 2011, 16:15
Nairobi - A recent survey conducted by Infotrack Harris in conjuction with Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), Of the 1,500 respondents interviewed preferred the country to maintain the August election date as provided for by the Constitution, reports Daily Nation.
The Constitution states that a general election in Kenya will be held on the second August of every fifth year.
In the opinion released on Friday by Infotrak Harris’ Angela Ambitho, majority of Kenyans argue that if a controversy arises, a candidate can have enough time to petition the elections because courts will be in session.
Ambitho said that the proponents for the August 2012 elections consist predominantly of youths. They argue that it will give ample time to the new leadership and pave way for a smooth take over.
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